ECLIPSE OF RAINBOW
Eclipse of Rainbow is a luminaire with LED lighting technology, emphasizing on the elements of light and shadow
Received a RED DOT 2015: Honourable Mention
Source of inspiration was Nature, specifically the eclipse phenomenon and the analysis of
light in the seven colors that the rainbow consists of, was the main idea that spun the final
design approach, resulting in a unique object employing the qualities of light to encompass
elements of playfulness and aesthetic pleasure.
The concept was practically conveyed by inserting a disc between the light source and the
level of projection as it also happens with the eclipse phenomenon when a celestial body
is interposed between another and the observer. The object is based on the principle of
contrast – Light & Shadow, Black & White. A colorful and elaborate shading by a subtractive,
black and white design approach which finally results to an unexpected outcome.
Regarding the functional part and the way the light is rendered by the light sources, seven
LED bulbs under a particular angle and a compact disc were placed so as two optical
effects would be extracted: a colorful pattern on the floor and a white light composition
on the compact disc level.
The “Eclipse of Rainbow” received an honourable mention in the Red Dot award 2015:
Design Concept and awarded the first prize at Ideas Design Competition indoor/ outdoor
Led Luminaire 2014.
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Enriched version with the possibility of multiple lighting selection. The user gains
access to a combination of eclipses, the Aurora Borealis cluster, a sunset or a total
lunar eclipse, while at the same time modifying their mood depending on which
beam of light they place their attention on.
®Enriched Eclipse of Rainbow lighting designed by Eugenia Antoniou