I’va always been a fan of artists that work directly with light. In an ambitious undertaking, artist Leo Villareal is working on a piece that will debut early next year in San Francisco to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
“The Bay Lights” will use over 25,000 energy efficient, white LED lights,strung over a mile and a half in length, with a vertical height of more than five hundred feet. Interestingly the lights will only be seen by people not on the bridge itself. I love San Francisco, and now I have a reason to visit sometime after the first of the year.
Below are two short films showing artist renderings of what the final light sculpture will look like.
The Bay Lights artist Leo Villareal orchestrates complex, rhythmic artwork composed exclusively of points of light; his groundbreaking work is included in the permanent collection of major museums worldwide.
One of the things I love about technology is how it is helping designers realize and manufacture products that would have been difficult or costly to make just a few years ago. A great example of this is a new lamp from designer David D’Imperio.
Ozone features a stainless steel cluster of discs that are affixed to an aluminum interior structure. The lighting fixture feels airy and weightless, thanks to the manufacturing process, choice of materials and the tight tolerances within the build process. Thanks to the design and manufacturing process, this lamp is available at 6 feet in length or at 50 inches. Even thought the lamp is in many ways huge, the stainless steel canopy is visually very light.
Ozone Measures approximately 72″ long x 10″H high x 5″ wide or 50″ long x 8″H high x 5″ wide. Power can be connected off-center at multiple points along its length. Suspended on either end via adjustable cables.
Here it is the day after Christmas, and if you are like many people you have a bunch of gifts you want to exchange. Maybe if you are lucky, you don’t have any gifts to exchange, but your pockets are full of Christmas bounty in the form of cash that you can use to buy yourself something nice.
I don’t have a pocket full of cash, but if I did I’d be tempted to buy Jake Dyson’s CSYS lamp. It is a thing of precision beauty, and while it might cost you around $800.00, the light bulbs last for 37 years so you get to make up some of your cash outlay over time.
The CSYS LED task light is a dimmable LED task light which combines the latest LED technology with sleek precision design.
CSYS is designed with innovative positioning, refined thermal management and electronics systems which produces a bright warm white color with low electrical draw. CSYS comes with a thermal management heat pipe which cools the LED’s to ensure extend performance from the LED’s for 37+ years.
The lamp has such a wonderful look to it. Clean industrial lines, combined with quality materials. I love it.