Levity lights by Studio Truly Truly feature flexible looped LEDs
Northmodern 2016: Dutch design firm Studio Truly Truly has created a collection of lamps featuring bendy LED lights arranged in loops (+ slideshow).
The Levity range includes both floor and pendant lamps, with LEDs encased in a woven textile that allows the light to glow through.
The floor lamps rest on a rectangular coated steel base, which extends up into a T-shaped arm. The flexible circular light sits on the top of the arm, creating gentle curves on either side. Users can shift the position of the loop to change its shape.
"Feelings of both lightness and gravity are triggered by the loop's gentle form," said Studio Truly Truly, which previously designed a collection of plaid throws with Hella Jongerius for Eindhoven's TextielMuseum.
"The light radiates through a woven textile exterior, adding a sense of softness and familiarity," it added.
The pendant lights are suspended from a pair of thin steel rods, which also highlight the flexibility of the LEDs while holding them in place. A second pendant version features the same T-shape as the floor lamps, but turned upside down, again allowing owners to adjust the shape of the loop.
Seen from a distance, the lights resemble sections of neon lighting, similar to Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergman's irregularly shaped lamps.
Studio Truly Truly also collaborated with Japanese animator Hideki Inaba, who recently created a music video for Beatsofreen – to create a short film based on the shapes of the collection.
Minimal shapes also feature in London designer Michael Anastassiades' One Well-Known Sequence lighting collection, which comprises tubular bulbs arranged on brass stems.
The Levity lighting collection is debuting at the Northmodern design fair in Copenhagen, which runs from 13 to 16 January 2016.
Photography is by Studio Truly Truly.