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Volare S6 Afrormosia
by Sjang Niederwieser

Volare S6 Afrormosia by Sjang Niederwieser
Jeroen Jorissen

Sjang Niederwieser has produced a lighting series to highlight an interplay of new and old techniques.

Created with 3D-printed shapes and copper wire that also acts as a conductor of electricity, the design sees knitted cylinders of pure silk float in an afrormosia frame by the use of tension. Single LEDs are soldered one by one to the copper wire, becoming part of the object and making the lamp itself an electric circuit.

The process of making is conducted completely in-house with no external manufacturers involved – the Volare S6 Afrormosia is made using 3D printers and hand knitting machines, with the rest carefully assembled by hand.

This project has been longlisted in the lighting design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Sjang Niederwieser

Project: Volare S6 Afrormosia

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