fabric lights

Sarah Dehandschutter exploits the tension of fabric stretched to its extremes over bended rods. This leads to light sculptures with a natural elegance that have a unique soft and streamlined character. The fluent forms look different from every angle, suggesting lightness and ongoing movement.
The fabric:
The fabric lights are made directly by stretching two layers of specially developed polyester tricot around an aluminum frame, creating a hollow volume. The knitted streched fabric is semi transparent, creating attractive lines and a rich moiré effect. A copper wire can also be knitted along the length, accentuating the moiré effect and adding a golden glow.
The frame:
The ends of the rods of are joined and positioned by a hinge. This modular system allows a great range of different lamp sceletons. Various light elements can be joined in a delicate balanced mobile-like chandelier structure. Floor lamps as wel as ceiling lamps can be adjusted and positioned as desired.
The lamps can also be folded, and all parts can be replaced.

view images of the knitted fabric, the frame and the connecting hinge:

The led lights:
A high quality warm white LED strip is incorporated in the frame. The lamp is so illuminated from its outer edges, equally dispersing the light throughout the volume, producing a pleasant, diffuse glow.
14 watt/meter ensures an abundant shining light, 2700-3000 lumen, comparable to an old 200 Watt filament lamp. 2400K is a very warm white light tone, and 90 CRI gives an excellent colour representation value.

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All items are handmade, but modern tools, like ultrasonic welding and 3D printing ensure a stable small scale production. Custom made options always remain possible.

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