Vector equilibrium Light by Brevers Nicolas

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Vector equilibrium

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Light

INSPIRATION:
Gobo's creations are inspired by millennial researches of harmony and aesthetics, as for exemple in Feng Shui and the individual harmony of its environment. They're also guided by the golden ratio and sacred numbers which are the sources of beauty that are present in our nature and art. His passion for geometry reflects his works, inspired by scientists as Ron Resh and Richard Buckminster Fuller.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The V.E. is a pendant and modular lighting with a pulley system. Its force is its balance of proportions in a spirit of harmony. The convenience is the regulation of its luminosity by modulation. The spherical glass vase that serves as counterbalance may contain various decorative elements. Deployed, the design converts into a majestic and aerial cuboctahedron. Contracted it converts into a more discreet icosahedron. In both cases, the light bulb is centered and grants ideal proportions.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Aaesthetic, playful, convenient, The V.E is a complete and amazing design. You can play with its shape, modulate the luminosity and dress up the space with shadows. Alternately mighty and discrete. The game keeps on through the counterbalance vase. Move it according to your wish to reach the wanted shape. The exact quantity of water will ensure the perfect equilibrium. The lighting is packed in a flat four fold fractal. It may also be packed in a surprising and convenient pyramidal box.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
I started the project in september 2015 I finished it in January 2016. I develop this project in my workshop in Bruxelles and in a fablab (openfab Bruxelles).

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Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: 6 X 3mm plexiglass triangles 6 X 3mm Brass tubes Nylon rope E27 brass sleeve 1.5 m twisted fabric electric cable Glass vase 3D on Rhino Laser cutting machine

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 800 mm x Depth 800 mm x 800 Height mm

TAGS:
balance, vector equilibrium, Golden ratio, modular, shadow, lightness

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I started my researches with the study of the cuboctahedron, also called Vector Equilibrium by Buckminster Fuller in 1940. The objective was to create a lighting made of eight triangles and six squares. Those six squares are structurally unstable, allowing the flexibility of the shape. All vectors have the same length granting an absolute equilibrium in all positions. Lasercut PMMA triangles are assembled with flexible and torsion tolerant connections. The spherical glass vase counterbalance weighs to the nearest gram.

CHALLENGE:
The major challenge in the lighting design was to find the best connections for the triangles. After several attempts, I opted for twisted steel cables fixed by brass crimping ferrules. Another hard part of the development was to find the weight to the gram for the counterbalance. I chose for a glass vase to be filled with water to reach the perfect weight. As a young designer, I don t have all the necessary tools and production possibilities in my own workshop, reason why I use fablabs equipped with the latest technologies available.

ADDED DATE:
2015-09-30 11:12:59

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IMAGE CREDITS:
1: Photographer Camille Cooken, Vector equilibrium, 2016. ]
2: Photographer Camille Cooken, Vector equilibrium, 2016. ]
3: Photographer Camille Cooken, Vector equilibrium, 2016. ]
4: Photographer Camille Cooken, Vector equilibrium, 2016. ]
5: Sketch Sebatien Thielens, Vector equilibrium, 2016. ]

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Gobo

PROFILE:
'GOBO' lightings created by Nicolas Brevers are the results of a research for perfect proportions, harmony and balance. His designs are based on the golden ratio, source of beauty for centuries. They dress up the space with their atomic shapes and sublimate by their eternalness, modulating by projecting geometrical pure shadows. The lightings refer to the essence of natural elements by releasing a dimension of lightness and well-being. A formal language where functionality fuses with emotions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Vector Equilibrium Light by Brevers Nicolas is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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Vector Equilibrium Light by Brevers Nicolas is Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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