Some more photos from DH product design at MCBW, this time taken at night for a more dramatic effect:
The DELO 4.2 and the transparent 3-Star in front of the cube lights. The Reading light is switched on. This image demonstrates how the different use of metal changes the quality of the energy saving lightbulbs, with the brass and copper cubes lending the light a particularly warm glow.
The left hand side of the gallery as you enter, showing the orange KYDEX 3-Star, the white 4-Star and the DELO 4.2.
And finally, the right had side of the gallery again, with the DELO 4.2, the transparent 3-Star and the orange Kelis.
DH product design was formed in 2001 by David Henrichs and Magdalena Wisniowska, both graduates of Goldsmiths College. The first series of lighting products was exhibited as part of Designers Block in London. The limited edition Lightning, Ganges Delta and Hummingbird cubes all developed from this initial range. Made out of folded and cut sheets of metal, these aimed to transform the light quality of the then new energy saving lightbulbs by very simple means. With the support of Hidden Art, DH product design launched a new series of pendant lights in Milan in 2007. While the Milan products – the early version of the 3-Star and the Kelis – still retained the elements of folding and cutting, they marked the beginning of DH product design’s use of flat plastic sheeting. Subsequently, and with help of companies such as KYDEX, products such as the 3-Star were simplified, to consist entirely out of a single plastic sheet. The recycle-ability and increased efficiency of the 3-Star lead to its inclusion in the Eco-Design Handbook, published by Thames and Hudson. In 2008 both the 3 and 4-Star were included in Lighten Up, a traveling exhibition curated by [re]design, a social enterprise promoting sustainable actions through design. In 2011 DH product design launched its latest pendant light, the DELO 4.2 in Milan as part of the Salone Satellite. Once again featuring folded and cut metal, the DELO range is the first to explore the potential of new LED and OLED technology.
GiG Munich pre-launch party is one week from now! Come and see old and new work from DH product design, have a few drinks and enjoy the party! Time, 6pm, place, Rückgebäude at Baumstraße 11. Hope to see everyone there!