ANDlight's Natural Variations at ICFF

Lukas Peet and Caine Heintzman present their latest collections in New York

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ANDlight's Natural Variations at ICFF
08/05/2019 - Following its success at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Canadian luminaire design and manufacturer ANDlight returns to ICFF this year to show a retrospect of its work. The company presents three new collections designed by Design Academy Eindhoven Alumni Lukas Peet, and Canadian designer Caine Heintzman. Vale by ANDlight

Vale by ANDlight

The inherent versatility of ANDlight’s designs allows for surprising yet refined variations in form, finish and material, fulfilling a wide range of applications shown throughout the exhibition. The three new collections exhibited are inspired by nature and its variations: the Pebble and Array series, and the Vale series, designed by Lukas Peet and Caine Heintzman respectively.

Pebble by Lukas Peet Pebble by ANDlight

Pebble by ANDlight

The Pebble series celebrates the beautiful qualities of stones. Enhancing their simple yet sculptural form through translucency, two glass blown shapes come together to enter a dialogue. The result is a seemingly bespoke fixture—evolving in shape from different angles. Opaque, translucent, glossy, etched or varying in color—the range of finishes honors the diverse qualities of pebbles found in nature.

The designer explains: ‘The initial inspiration for the series was the inherent beauty of river rocks—seemingly simple, the complexity of their form and how they interact are the result of thousands of years of sculpting by nature. Glass blowing was an interesting process to utilize for this idea, as the process allows for the manipulation and malleability of the material. I wanted to allow these primordial shapes to glow—adding to their profoundness and giving them a soul’.

Array by Lukas Peet Array by ANDlight

Array by ANDlight

From bright to dim, the array series diffuses light as an ambient aura. Technical yet minimal, it curiously shines light upon its circular panels, resulting in a graceful diffusion of texture and subtle gradation of light. Much like the sun strikes light on the moon's surface, the indirect illumination brings attention to the material of the fixture itself, becoming an object of contemplation.

Lukas Peet comments: ‘The starting point for the Array collection was a subtle indirect light fixture. The components’ form and finish were elegantly refined to reflect the light source, while remaining functional as well as approachable. The fixture’s methodical form and orderly rhythm is contrasted by the subtly textured and seemingly disorderly natural stone-like finish. The Array family is quite technical, yet pure and minimal in the end’.

Vale by Caine Heintzman Vale by ANDlight

Vale by ANDlight

The Vale series crystallizes light in its transitional state. The undulating profile of the lens translates emitted light to a striking gradient; while its prismatic surface further carries light across, creating a soft hue and ambient diffusion. Technically intricate, Vale optimizes functionality through its multidirectional luminescence. Beyond providing structure for both lenses, a lightweight aluminum frame houses the technical aspects of the fixture. Channeled within, the electrical assembly and suspension system are discreetly integrated into the frame.

Dynamism, created by juxtaposing light with a wave-like contour fueled the initial research. Exploring scale, pitch and frequency and various materials helped settle for the most effective and interesting radiance. Focused specifically on the lens of the luminaire—the process development determined form and functionality as it needed to be lightweight and translucent, yet able to create volume’, says Caine Heintzman.

ANDlight on ArchiproductsPebble by ANDlight

Pebble by ANDlight

Array by ANDlight

Array by ANDlight

Array by ANDlight

Array by ANDlight

Vale by ANDlight

Vale by ANDlight

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