Pi is a playful reference to a childhood toy: the spinning top.
In a spin of fibres, this lamp is constructed of 12 circular layers of brass, with a grid of brass sticks in between each lay. LED is recessed in each lay.
By pulling the top of the lamp, the fibres will stretch, the lamp opens, and the light source will spread, - from a more focused light source to a dispersed lightning. Through its unique construction, light source will change, and will not only focus forward through the grid, but also upwards, and emanate throughout the room. By re-pulling the top of the lamp, the fibres will contract, the lamp closes, and light will be diffused upwards from each of the layers.
Pi is inspired by the layered structured in fibre muscle cells and the high tensile strength in fibres. The designer wanted to resemble the sequence of events involved in muscle spindle when producing a stretch reflex. Brass is chosen because of its ductility and because it has a living quality about it - meaning that it changes with age and use, so the material becomes warmer as it gets older.
Description: Table light in brass. Dimension: D: 300 mm x H: 510 mm Led strip colour temperature 3200K. 24 volts DC