Apollo by International

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Apollo by International

Cologne 2012: Marc Bell and Robin Grasby of London studio International won third prize at the [D3] Contest for young designers in Cologne this week with their layered aluminium lamp shades.

Apollo by International

Called Apollo, the system comprises modular spun-aluminium shades with varying laser-cut slits.

Apollo by International

Light can be filtered to varying degrees by layering them in different combinations over a standard screw-cap holder.

Apollo by International

The Apollo series also includes solid layers to completely block and direct the light.

Apollo by International

Bell and Grasby graduated from Northumbria University in 2009 and founded their studio in 2010, which happens to be in the same neighbourhood as Dezeen's own offices.

Apollo by International

First prize at the [D3] Contest was awarded to Jólan van der Wiel for his machine that uses magnets to draw furniture out of a vat of liquid.

Apollo by International

Second prize went to Lee Sanghyeok for his table where closing one drawer causes another to shoot out.

Apollo by International

All three projects are on show at imm cologne until 22 January.

Apollo by International

See all our stories about Cologne 2012 here.

Apollo by International

Here are some more details from the designers:


Apollo

Modular system of light shades to be arranged in various configurations on a standard screw cup lamp holder.

Apollo by International

Solid shades offer complete and variably directed shade.

Apollo by International

Perforated shades – in layered combination – enable the light to be gradually filtered, allowing for customisation of the overall aesthetic and manipulation of the emitted light.

Apollo by International

Spun Aluminium, 5-axis Laser cut, Anodised.

Apollo by International

  • klar

    Apollo was the god of (sun)light. The guys from International created the god of all shades
    (at least since Poul Henningsen's PH5)

  • Greg

    Nice3. Where can I buy these from please?

  • Robert Box

    A brilliant idea to design a distinctive range of light fittings for the International market. They look good and would seem to be great at establishing a variety of mood settings ranging from the seductive to a sharply defined business setting.

    Where can you buy them in the Uk – John Lewis or via Designers only?

    Well done; we need more of this. Good luck.