Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016
The first-ever NYCxDesign awards, a global design competition presented by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), celebrates outstanding talent across major areas of design such as architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, and technology.
Theia’s formal design is elementary and streamlined: two half-spheres, one placed horizontally and the other vertically, which intersect with each other. These formal elements make it possible for the light from a source to be simultaneously projected, reflected, and absorbed by objects. In Theia, the materials and shapes are merely the physical manifestations of the underlying concept: merging both light and shadow in a single piece.
Simply swivel the fixture around its central axis to discover Theia’s two faces. It can be pointed to use as a reading lamp, or towards an object or a wall, creating a subtle, indirect light that immediately warms the atmosphere. Because Theia’s metal lampshade is totally opaque, this swivelling movement totally shifts the perception of the piece.