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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Objects of Desire

Nick Foley, as much as I can learn about him, is an Industrial Designer located in Brooklyn, New York.

His portfolio as shown on Coroflot (a terrific website for finding inspiring new design by really talented people) centers around three incredible lighting projects and one whimsical origami project.  All lights shown are prototypes only.  It was just over a year ago when I first saw them and I've been searching since then, from time to time, to see if they've been picked up for production.  So far they remain prototypes.  Should that change, I'll be sure to let you know!

Cube Lights...

utilize rare earth magnets to connect the blocks which can then be arranged in a myriad of shapes.  

Precipitous is a six foot tall lamp, lit by white LEDs, which was inspired by " Bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, falling water, and (as always) a desire to transform light from transient to tangible."  The lamp "fills itself with light" as it is turned from off to dim, to bright.  There is a video on the website which demonstrates the effect however the plug-in on Coroflot will not load for me.  

I would love to see all of Nick's lighting go to production.  His designs are fresh, playful and entirely unique.  The one I wouldn't hesitate to line up for - overnight - in a storm - in January - (in Winnipeg) - is the Pear Light....


A hand forged hollow steel tree is the charging station for urethane pear lights. The pears are 'attached' with rare-earth magnets allowing them to be plucked from the tree. They will remain illuminated for over an hour.

I'm smitten.

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