Yesterday, Asher Dunn, founder of Studio DUNN, released information on his latest lighting design . Sorenthia is based on photographs of kelp that were taken from below the surface of the water with light passing through them.
Sorenthia is constructed from brass in long thin forms that create an airy fixture. The simple lines and structure allow for endless configurations an combinations of multiple lamps. The simple design features an exposed bulb on each end and there is a simple joint that allows the crossbar to move and the angle to be changed. Once again, simple design that elevates function through form to create something so visually appealing.
“Seeing the thin, stretching blades and beaded joints of the seaweed mirrored in the dynamic, lanky design of the Sorenthia, the connection between the two is obvious. The brass and steel components of the light fixture were chosen not only for their strength, but because they bring the organic quality of the design to an industrial realm. The result is a piece with a natural, flowing grace, but also a distinct, hard edginess. “There is an abruptness to the juxtaposition of the industrial and the organic that is peculiar and striking about this piece,” says Dunn. “The combination catches you off guard, but also exudes an inherent elegance.” Asher Dunn