Tetra light by Peter Liversidge and Asif Khan

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Artist Peter Liversidge and architect Asif Khan will present their Tetra lights at the Container Ground during Tokyo Designers Week, which opens at the end of this month.

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The prototype lighting system is made from aluminium and hand-blown glass.

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Components can be joined and re-arranged using connecting tubes of various lengths.

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The project was one of five winning entries to our Dezeen x Design Association competition. We will announce the other winning proposals soon.

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Photographs by Marius W. Hansen.

The following information is from the designers:

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Tetra light is a modular lighting system being shown for the first time in its prototype state at Tokyo Design Week.

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It is one of a number of collaborative design projects which artist Peter Liversidge and architect Asif Khan have been developing over the past ten months.

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Khan and Liversidge are neighbours who explore design through conversation. By designing together they find unexepected conclusions to their investigations.

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The lights are made from CNC machined aluminium and are fused using the same adhesives that hold aircraft wings together. The intense colour is imparted through the stove-enamelling process. Each diffuser is bespoke hand-blown glass. The light components are fully modular. They interconnect easily creating opportunites for diverse architectural and sculptural lighting.

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Khan and Liversidge will be showing their Tetra light at Tokyo Design Week "Container Ground" competition winners section from 30th October to 3th November 2008.

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Dimensions:
Lights: 420x420mm
Interconnects: 3mm,300mm,600mm,900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm

Materials:
Aerospace aluminium, borosilicate glass, stove enamel

Lamp:
G9 Tungsten Halogen 40w

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  • ldogge

    …oops…

  • jet

    boring… impractical… even against a white background it does not look good

  • marcos

    beautiful project!!

  • http://www.thejunction.de George TheJunction

    Looks weird. Reminds me of balloon-figures which clowns always do on birthday-parties.

  • Georg

    Always this talk of practical this, practical that. What is practical? Is a duck filled platypus practical? Would God have made any creatures if he had thought – “is that big long trunk practical?”. It is a question of perspective – an Ocean or sea is a practical resource for obtaining fish, but remains impractical if you happen to want to cross it and have not a boat. Boxer shorts – sure, yah, for men they are practical, but they do not speak to the inner beauty of things. Now consider this – a minimised art of male undergarment, allowing the full expression of the behind when wearing summer casuals. Now talk to me of practical.

  • mama

    I quite like it, nice late 70’s italian design feel to it. Nice colours. Probably useless as lights but nice to have around anyway.

  • zuy

    pratical vs pratical is the debate here ….I have a Sottsass lamp not pratical and a lot of famous designers products not very pratical. For me, times are changing now because of climate change + financial crisis and the most important problem is the energy :halogen and incandescent lamp will disapear asap

  • Simone b

    I’m interested by this project.
    I like it.
    I like the suggested system of growth and I think as a larger installation it would more clearly display it’s architectural qualities and it’s potential for creating a dialogue in it’s surrounding space.
    I’m much more interested in the potential of these lights as architectural elements used to generate a space than as products.
    It does also remind me a bit of Tom Dixon Jack Lamp, lets hope it brings you the same success.

  • zuy

    Tom Dixon designed Jack Lamp in 1997 with a rotationally moulded plastic body for use as a table base, foot stool or light….

  • Tp

    Came on everybody!!!!!

    It`s a very nice lamp!!!!

    I like a lot.

    People here like`s to demolish the other`s work.

  • zuy

    The design debate it’s not only ” it’s nice” VS. “it’s not nice ” … i like the concept

  • zuy

    …but G9 Tungsten Halogen 40w for each light is not good choice for a metallic multi lights lamp with small closed borosilicate glass and also for the planet

  • joe

    The color annoys me. It seems like maybe the colors look good in full sunlight but then lose their lustre in the artificial light? Maybe it’s a camera issue. But they don’t seem to mesh with each other, not quite the right saturation and intensity. I think the color takes a lot away from the light otherwise. I think this design needs a few major revisions, or perhaps to be stolen by someone else and reinterpreted.

  • http://www.domo-modo.com douglas mont

    for the people who likes this modular lighting system , please go an check my ” genetic lighting ” wich i have designed in 2002….. this modular system is made out of PEHD and still in production . it looks very near no ? i’ ll be glad to have your feed back ….

  • Eric J. Stoner

    These are a dead ringer (albeit many times larger) for molecular model kits many organic chemists use. Singly bonded carbon atoms are tetrahedral in nature. Here’s a link – I could not find a pic of the ones without the white circular Hydrogens. http://www.indigo.com/molecular_models/student_sets/#.Uv58TvldV8E