Primary

Perth, Australia
May 2014

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A new exploration in colour and light. Primary is a three sided wall installation which is illuminated by three LED light sources. This is a reference to the primary colours of light, red, green and blue (RGB). These base colours of light have defined the quantity of light sources and the use of triangles. Everything in threes. The cardboard structure is designed to fragment the light and show how coloured light is mixed. Light and object are intrinsically connected.

This is a concept which has been scaled to suit the available space but can fit in many interiors. Visitors to the exhibition were presented with a long view of the piece, most thinking it was simply a 2D projection on the wall. On a closer look the 3 dimensionality of the work became apparent and the depth of the polygons (up to 2 meters) could be seen. The front and side view are very different, each offering a unique visual experience.

Primary has been specifically designed to create the right ratio of shadow which is then illuminated by the opposing light sources. Light and shadow are working together and through a 10 minute programmed light show, a real feeling of movement is created. A soundscape completed the installation for a full immersive experience.

Photos © John Madden

Amplifier

Zurich, Switzerland
October 2013

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Amplifier is my response to a brief from gallery HELMRINDERKNECHT who represents my work in Europe. I was invited to create a “modern mobile” for the recently opened group show entitled, THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

My piece is a one-off and the smallest mobile at the exhibition and is designed around amplifying the shadows of the mobile onto the surrounding interior. This is my first project that works with shadows and I couldn’t think of better effect than a slowly shifting mobile. The mobile itself is very light weight and delicate Balsa wood and it is suspended inside a very strong uplighting base made of 119 solid aluminium rings. The base protects the mobile from changes in air movement so the mobile needs the heat generated from the LED light within the base to move. Light and object are connected in a new way leaving a slow shifting pattern to be projected into the interior of an amazing old manor house in central Zurich.

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Latitude

Perth, Australia
May 2013

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Latitude allows you to position light where you want it. Indirect uplighting, downlighting, spotlighting – any angle is possible. The suspension cable mounts anywhere on the wire structure, creating a flexible light that activates the surrounding space.

Manufactured by Innermost and launched at Frankfurt Light & Building in April 2014. Available from July 2014 in the new 400mm diameter size in either white, black or red.

Please view the film of the Innermost stand here.

More information on production and exhibitions coming soon.

X&Y

Berlin, Germany
February 2011

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X&Y allows the user to touch and control the power of the light. This creates a personal and tactile experience. X&Y is an exploration of colour, but more than that, it is about connection – encouraging people through interaction to choose their own desired lighting effect.

The polished brass base houses all of the technology and LED modules, making the hand-blown opal glass sphere free to move in any direction. The sturdy sphere rests on a ring of felt, meaning the user can roll the globe in any direction to determine the intensity and colour of light.

Warm and cool white tones, along with the full colour spectrum are achievable due to the RGBW (red, green, blue & white LED module). The user can select the brightness and direction of the light and then rotate the sphere to choose the desired colour. The object takes its name from the X&Y axes - the horizontal “X” axis controls the colour and the vertical “Y” axis the brightness.

X&Y, the White / Gold edition, is entirely handmade and produced in a strictly limited edition of 8+2AP, each individually signed and numbered. Measurements: ∅ 500×545 mm.

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Portal

Frankfurt, Germany
April 2010

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From over 175 international entries, I was selected as the winner of an international design competition to produce a unique lighting installation for St. Peter’s Church in Frankfurt during the Luminale festival in 2010.

My project was designed to link the living city and the surrounding cemetery. Old vs new. Softness vs strength. My concept was to create a huge cloud of light rising from the church, evoking a sense of mystery; ultimately creating an experience greater than the power of light alone.

Flowing light and smoke surrounding the church’s skyscape created an impactful installation.

Horizon in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
April 2010

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Horizon was selected to be exhibited at the 2010 Luminale festival. This inception of Horizon was the largest to date, measuring 6m wide and 3.5 high. It was custom built to fit the rear wall of the Raum Für Kultur Space, exploring my interest in connecting light with the surrounding architecture.

Viewers were invited to interact via their mobile devices from either inside the gallery during opening hours or from the street when the gallery was closed. Accessibility and user experience is always very important in my work.

Due to the full height glazing in the gallery Horizon was visible in the centre of Frankfurt from up to 500m away.

Horizon in London

London, UK
September 2009

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I was 1 of 10 designers selected from an international competition run by Dezeen for the first ever Tent Digital exhibition in London.

Horizon was redesigned for the exhibition to be more interactive, granting the audience greater overall control and colour palette. Wireless touch screen devices were used to offer a tactile experience to the interactive process.

Horizon in Sydney

Sydney, Australia
July 2009

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Horizon was exhibited as 1 of 26 light installations for the world’s first energy efficient lighting festival, Smart Light Sydney.

This project recreates my favourite time of day – twilight – when the sun sets and daylight drops away. The surrounding scenery then darkens, leaving a soft gradient of colour that extends up into the sky.

Horizon captures this moment in time, but re-imagines it as an ever changing light show. The audience was then invited to interact with the piece by creating their own individual sky inspired scenes.

This was Horizon’s first inception in a series of exhibitions around the world.