There is some very interesting work coming out of Anthony Caradonna’s studio, in particular, the lighting prototypes that he is developing. The prototypes he is designing produce some interesting ambient qualities via cuts, folds, and overlap-page of material. I can see an incredible opportunity in his work with the play of material finishes in metal. We have featured his Pratt DesignTex Studio in the past, we will look to feature his studio research again in the near future. enjoy>
Um Felt Light Baffles
The um felt light baffle softens the harsh glow of bare fluorescent tubes, absorbs and dampens ambient noise, and transforms a raw industrial fixture into a soft, glowing sculpture. A variety of um shapes and sizes are produced form a single undulating felt surface utilizing simple template patterns. The um easily sleeves onto standard double and single tube fluorescent fixture, inventively enhancing the value and efficiency of fluorescent lighting. Ums are fabricated from economical, sustainable and fire retardant synthetic felt.
These double layer laser cut lights were designed to animate the surfaces of conventional lamp shades and transform them into a shadow play. The inner layer filters and modulates conventional fluorescent or incandescent light into a pattern projected on the outer shade surface. They capture, pattern and diffuse light across its two layers creating individualized texture and visual expression making the pure experience of light the protagonist. These lights were designed to attached to conventional existing light fixtures. These lights are infinitely customizable and are available in materials as fine as paper, Nomex, translucent cork paper, pvc and polypropaline.
These cut and folded patterned lights were designed to animate wall surfaces with minimum clearance constraints. These lights exploit the potential of sheet materials and no waste strategies. Interior walls and surfaces are transformed into luminous wallpaper. They capture pattern and diffuse light through the lantern texture filtering patterned light through its surface cutouts.
The laser cut and fold detail creates a structural pattern that strengthens the sheet material through folding. Rope lights are integrated into the paper detailing in order to customize color, size, shape and light intensities. The hinge detail allows for expansion and contraction transforming the wall surface into an undulating plane. These wall lighting sheets can be ordered as singular sconces, customized linear lengths and surface areas. Infinitely customizable shapes, cut and fold patterns and materials are available including, fine papers, Nomex, translucent cork paper and pvc.
These laser cut patterned lights are designed to exploit minimum material waste and maximum pattern variation. Slites create light patterns on the surface of the lamp shade and interact with surrounding surfaces filtering patterned light through its surface cutouts. Interior walls and surfaces are transformed into luminous wallpaper in infinite scales, shapes and densities. Slites are available in cylindrical and oval shade shapes. Infinitely customizable pattern cutouts types and materials are available including: fine papers, Nomex, translucent cork paper/ and pvc, wood veneers and polypropaline.
Laser cut patterns designed with a pull and tab detail, create an undulating surface that captures, patterns and diffuses light. Tabilites interact with surrounding surfaces filtering patterned light through its surface cutouts. The tab laser cut creates a structural pattern that strengthens the sheet material and forms it into soft sculpture. This technique minimizes material waste to .0009 percent. Interior walls and surfaces are transformed into luminous wallpaper. Various shade shapes, pattern cutout types and materials are available including: fine papers, Nomex, translucent cork paper/ and pvc, wood veneers and polypropaline.
For more information -Contact:
AC2 Studio Inc. / OPUS X LLC
526 West 26thStreet #705
New York, NY 10001
NY : 917 612 7687
Rome: 011 39 339 4017 295