Eindhoven designer Paul Heijnen presented an articulated lamp like a huge wooden insect at Rossana Orlandi's Bagatti Valsecchi 2.0 exhibition in Milan (+ movie).
Called Hyperion Spotlight, the piece is assembled from many components of CNC-cut oak. Joints allow it to be posed in various positions ranging from a low crouch to stretching up on tip-toes, as seen in the stop-motion animation by Niels Hoebers.
"Hyperion is finding a way of putting the world around us together in a unconventional but stimulating way," says Paul Heijnen. "Instead of concealing and hiding a product’s constructional and mechanical functions, this three-legged spotlight celebrates them."
The piece is the first in a series of installations at different scales and Heijnen hopes to create a six-metre-high one in steel to sit atop Piet Hein Eek's Eindhoven headquarters, in a former ceramic factory, for Dutch Design Week in October.
"This is merely in the planning stage but I would like to put a super-strong laser inside it that beams over the city," says the designer. The project is named Hyperion after the Titan god of light, whose name means "watcher from above".
Curator Rossana Orlandi presented the piece as part of her exhibition at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan, a 19th century family house converted into a museum to preserve its interiors and display the family's decorative arts collection. Other pieces on show included a solid marble chair by Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny.
Concept and set design by Paul Heijnen and Niels Hoebers
Hyperion by Paul Heijnen
Stop-motion animation by Niels Hoebers
Music and sound design by Fab Martini