frangipani light shade - joug design | ITSLIQUID

frangipani light shade – joug design

Design | October 26, 2010 |

Frangipani light shade

NZ designers Helen Stipkovits and Jelle Nijdam from Joug Design create a stunning light shade that resembles an array of Frangipani flowers.

The Frangipani light shade can be described as cylindrical light shade with a surface comprising of a complex array of symmetrical interlocking elements forming a soft 3D surface.

With illumination of the light shade the soft 3D surface transforms from an intricate pattern of interlocking elements to a gorgeous array that resembles row upon row of frangipani flowers.  Hence the name the Frangipani light shade. It is a product that is both intelligent and beautiful.

The original concept of the general shape that we use was created while sitting around a table with some friends and doodling on a piece of paper.

The design of the Frangipani light shade mirrors what we see in nature.

“Just walking through our natural environment and looking at the complex shapes found on land, along our coasts and in the sea allows us to use aspects of it in our designs. The natural shapes that occur in nature and the mathematical equations that these relate to are prevalent in our designs.”

We aspire to create intricate yet simple designs using mathematical shapes to create a functional form that has aesthetical appeal.  The Joug designs definitely suit the modern and minimalist home.

Joug light shades are hand made in New Zealand, the country that inspires us. The beautiful views, the open spaces and amazing coastlines provide us with ideas to create new and lasting products.

The plastic that we use is completely recyclable, and on average contains 30%-40% recycled component.  It is chemically unreactive/biologically inert, food-contact safe with no plasticisers, chlorine, leachable components or heavy metals and is non-toxic if burnt.

We are always looking for ways to improve sustainability in the products that we design, where we get our raw materials from and how we operate our business. The Frangipani light shade is a product that has lasting appeal.   The processes used when making the individual interlocking elements takes into account that we can re-use the waste material for other products and the waste that it left over is recycled.

Web: www.joug.co.nz

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    FUTURE OBSERVATORY

    Design | May 9, 2024

    The Design Museum today announces a new display space for design research responding to environmental crises, opening to the public on Monday 20 November 2023. This will be the first display in a series curated by Future Observatory, the Design Museum’s national research programme for the green transition coordinated in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Read more


    Z HLÍNY KVĚT

    Design | April 26, 2024

    Brand Z hlíny květ proudly announces its innovative approach to interior décor with the launch of its latest collection, merging the elegance of houseplants with artisanal ceramics. Read more


    Restaurant “Spring Feast” Chaohu

    Design | April 6, 2024

    The Bantang hot springs in Chaohu are a popular destination for tourists and wellness holidaymakers. Embedded in breath-taking surroundings, we designed a restaurant that translates the natural waterscape into a dynamic experiential space. The restaurant's unique selling point is the water of these famous springs, which is used in the preparation of dishes and served as drinking water. Read more


    Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House

    Design | March 18, 2024

    The presentation »Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House« at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is dedicated to the recently constructed Tane Garden House on the Vitra Campus. With a footprint of barely 15 square metres, the house combines a rooftop viewing platform for Campus visitors and a meeting room for the gardeners who tend the grounds. Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!