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Lights by Ruby

Melbourne’s design duo behind Ruby Studio give light to letter ’J’

BY jesse

April 10th, 2008

Ruby Studio is a collaboration between product designer John Hoogendoorn and glass artist Kristin McFarlane. The duo produces inventive products, which present art within a modern construct.

They recently launched the stunning Aurora Lamp. A light design made from sixty laser cut pieces of acrylic, in the shape of the letter ‘j’.

"The Aurora lamp is a lyrical re-interpretation of modernist design," says John.

"The transmission of light and the dance of light and shade create a sense of calm and stillness in its environment. With the Aurora lamp we wanted to produce a light fitting made from many simple elements combined to create a complex form."

The lamp won Best Lighting Design at Fringe Furniture, part of the Fringe Festival in Melbourne.

"Each part is twisted in relation to its neighbour to allow a complex three dimensional object to materialize from simple components."

The light houses an energy saving globe, and is available direct from Ruby Studio.



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