The subtle difference
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/3/2018
Light + Building recently closed its doors to the public in Frankfurt/Main. Which topics are people still talking about? Here is Stylepark’s retrospective overview of the fair.
Imagine freeing light from the physical cage of a product . This is the magical surprise achieved by Ivy, the latest innovative creation of Francisco Gomez Paz, continuing along the path of dematerialization of the light source. Body, light source, elect rical syst ems, heat sinks: all the components of a lamp are summed up in a single element, a fl exible printed circuit board in very thin, very light copper, which st arts fl at and takes on a three-dimensional volume thanks to a slight bend. These ethereal copper sheets rest on the wall with minimum contact , fi nding a hidden hook that supplies them with elect ricity. The inner surface is composed of high-effi ciency LEDs that sp read the light, project ing it uniformly on the wall and into the sp ace. The combination of the various elements of diff erent sizes generates a grouping of luminous, independent but complementary leaves that climb up the wall, following a logic similar to that of ivy on a brick wall.