Aug 27, 2009 9:28 AM
Installation artist and experimental Japanese designer, Makoto Tojiki created the Archimedes Dream Light ($Inquire) with super energy-efficient OLED (organic light emitting diodes) technology. The steady illumination of this glowing ribbon chandelier seems to have a life of its own (Ahh, it's alive!). Yep, this fascinating eco-fabulous lighting solution is truly extraordinary, and it has the chops to prove it... It showed at See the Light, an invitation only exhibition at the Dansk Design Center this spring and summer. Futuristic appeal and smart design make us hungry for more ribbon-dance-inspired pieces.
The jury is still out on whether this beautiful tangle is aptly named or not, but naming it in the name of innovation works. We were curious, so we looked into this old Greek guy, Archimedes. He had mad philosophy and engineering skills, and invented the Archimedes screw to move water upward (because Escher's Waterfall really isn't possible under the laws of physics). Thanks to this little wonder of science, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Roman city of Syracuse were irrigated in a shockingly modern fashion. This genius model inspired Makoto Tojiki's mash-up of energy efficient ideas in a lovely spinny package, and that's pretty effing cool.
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