LIGHT CHORDS: ELLE DECOR COMPETITION (FIRST PLACE)
Flos Italy and Elle Decor
The custom fixture design “Light Chords” was inspired by the relationship between light and music, the dynamic interaction between the fixture and viewer, modular design principles, and the flexibility of using a single fixture for diverse functions. The form of the fixture was derived from the Mbira, the African thumb piano, and the sine wave that describes the path of light and of sound. Light emitted by a series of vertical discs is reflected by a ribbed backing and by wave-cut clear glass shapes toward small dichroic glass panels.