While light be tangible in terms of a sensation observable via a bodily organ, the concept itself defies its definition. With no mass, the untouchable sensation has been used to spin many a million proverbs and philosophical words of wisdom though its essence has never entirely been captured in words or any other form of human expression for that matter. But light fixtures and lamp shades provide us with a whole new level of expression with which we can manipulate light and its properties to create sensational effects. The Tangible Light by designer Floris Wubben is one such lamp that allows the user to interact with their lighting to create a tangible relationship with it and control the amount of light they fill a room with.
Created to resemble something of a beach umbrella, the Tangible Light comes with a round CFL bulb wrapped inside a foldable Polypropene lampshade. The creases of the shade define and diffuse the light to make it softer and provide a traditional appearance to the lamp.
The Tangible Light will be exhibited at a Schijndel, The Netherlands-based furniture brand Lande’s collection later in the year, the Tangible Light breaks away from the modern interpretation of ;lampshades artwork and of course on being a simple piece of functional interior lighting fixture.
Source: Floris Wubben