Nola colour-mixing lamps by Studio Drift at Eat Drink Design
Dutch Design Week 2013: Amsterdam designers Studio Drift have created a series of colour-mixing LED lamps with hand-blown glass domes.
The Nola series by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift comprises tinted glass bell-jars fitted into circular cork bases, with a ring of LEDs in a contrasting colour under the rim of each glass piece.
The colours mix as the brightly coloured light passes through the pastel glass and further combinations can be created by clustering several pieces together to layer up the different hues.
"Nola started as an experiment, playing with the endless possibilities combining colour and light in a spacial context," Gordijn told Dezeen. "It became a landscape of light captured in glass bells."
"By mixing and interconnecting multiple bells and placing them in overlapping compositions a complex spectacle of light emerges," she added.
The lamps will go into production with new Dutch design label Buhtiq 31 in four different colours and four sizes, and each one comes with a dimmer switch.
The prototypes are on show for the first time as part of Eat Drink Design during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, which continues until Sunday.
Eat Drink Design is a combined dining experience and design showcase, this time housed in a former theatre building called Kazerne. Studio Drift have been regular contributors to the show over the years, with past presentations including an LED and glass chandelier resembling a swarm of insects or shoal of fish.
Nauta and Gordij are best known for their lighting installations with LEDs covered in dandelion seeds and founded their studio after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2005.