WORK

MANUEL STEFFAN


A lamp that flags the space that light creates.



HELIX //
Light touches everything, not only the surfaces where one can see it. Rather light creates space. Helix flags the air around a light source to show this space and to give it the biggest possible value.
Therefore the lamp rotates small particles that are emphasized by a warm, diffused light from below. As shown on the picture with the great Ingo Maurer, it draws people's attention into an campfire like awe. People turn silent gazing at the slowly soaring particles as well as from the light and sound deriving from its movement.
The body of Helix is made of aluminum, which is the heatsink of the LEDs. A central spincontrol turns on the light and commands the speed of the fan, quoting the formal language of volume rotary switches.

Photography by:

Daniela Raffaela Rauschmeier