Tjeerd de Jong: SlideshowPosted: August 13, 2011
The wonderful thing about lighting is that it not only completes the purpose of providing light, but can also create moods, atmospheres and experiences. Slideshow‘s random positioning of light/dark slides reminds me of the Manhattan skyline, office buildings with lit/unlit windows, evidence of life & activity or lack thereof. Its size makes it feel very globe-like and so, commands attention and its radiating projections mimic the rippling effect of water after sinking a tossed pebble. In these many ways, I love how de Jong’s design captures the awe-inspiring wonders of both our natural & man-made world and therefore creates an atmosphere that feels exciting yet relaxing at the same time. More from the designer here.
From de Jong: The design process of this graduation project began with a collection of unused slides. The aim was to get to the essence of the product and relive the old-time atmosphere & nostalgic feeling by making a light-object that projects within an entire space. The concept of this light-object is based on telling a story like in a old-fashioned slideshow. Each of the 2016 frames contains a picture from my own archive, [those which] made me into the designer I am now. The black slides represent the future and form a silhouette on the wall, summarizing the story.
Seen on: Moco Loco