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.
Called Apollo, the system comprises modular spun-aluminium shades with varying laser-cut slits.
Light can be filtered to varying degrees by layering them in different combinations over a standard screw-cap holder.
The Apollo series also includes solid layers to completely block and direct the light.
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.
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.
Second prize went to Lee Sanghyeok for his table where closing one drawer causes another to shoot out.
All three projects are on show at imm cologne until 22 January.
See all our stories about Cologne 2012 here.
Here are some more details from the designers:
Modular system of light shades to be arranged in various configurations on a standard screw cup lamp holder.
Solid shades offer complete and variably directed shade.
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.
Spun Aluminium, 5-axis Laser cut, Anodised.