STYLEPARK x MODULAR LIGHTING INSTRUMENTS
Treading new paths is part and parcel of Modular Lighting Instruments’ corporate philosophy – after all, you rarely find new insights on well-trodden ones. Seeing the extraordinary as an opportunity and viewing joint search and discovery as part of the creative process are convictions that are reflected in the new campaign. The “Cult of M” by the Belgian manufacturer of architectural high-end lighting was inspired by the style of Japanese subcultures, their symbols and calligraphic characters. The new community’s secret code is the Japanese character for light, offering to those open to the proverbial enlightenment access to artistic freedom. Thus the campaign’s short film relates in impressive images the nighttime meeting of a group of young creative minds with a strong interest in design. The mission: to break with established conventions through revolutionary ideas, to look beyond the familiar, and to combine perfection with beauty, mysticism and magic.
One result of this creative exchange is “Qbini,” the smallest square miniature recessed spotlight from the Modular range. Qbini has been designed by the French designer Florent Coirier. Its special feature: Lukas Weyhaeghe (Modular Lighting R&D) conceived a patented click system for it that enables perfect installation and adjustment with no need for screws. The light modules are simply clicked into the preassembled frame and can be adjusted in their position or removed again with another click. The mini spotlight is just 44 millimeters in size and can, with a wide variety of designs, light colors and beam angles, be employed universally. Modular Lighting Instruments has now also designed a trimless version to integrate the recessed spot seamlessly with the ceiling. Despite its small size, each “Qbini” emits light measuring 440 lumens and has excellent color rendering. It was by constantly playing around with the possibilities – also an element of the “Cult of M” ideology – that Weyhaeghe managed to achieve the great variety and technical performance of the modular system.
“Marbul” now comes in no less than three new versions: Marbul Suspension, Marbul Recessed and Marbul 3xLED. With “Marbul Suspension” the range boasts a suspended luminaire that sets new accents. The spherical body is either fixed in position or adjustable – in the adjustable version the sphere can be rotated 360 degrees and tilted by around 45 degrees. This not only generates individual lighting effects, but also reveals the glossy reflector, available in the colors champagne, gold or aluminum. Positioning three or more luminaires close together produces a playful ensemble, whereas with the fixed solo version a vertical beam sets the stage. “Marbul Recessed” expands the range with a choice between one or two spheres on a thin trim of just five millimeters thick. As usual, with the “Marbul” range the focus can be determined via the 360 degrees rotation and tilt by around 45 degrees of the ball itself.
In comparison, “Marbul 3xLED” features an additional sphere that is no way inferior to its predecessors in terms of the mentioned possibility in tilt and degrees rotation. As such, the clear light of the LEDs can be directed in three different ways. Thanks to the filigree, streamlined housing, the moon-shaped elements appear to float under the ceiling. Moreover, the asymmetrical installation, which can be individually
defined, brings dynamism into the room. In line with the “Marbul” range, "Suspended", “Recessed” and “3xLED” do not have any visible screws or cables and hang gently from the ceiling. Magnetic plates securely hold individual components such as the reflectors in place.
“Flat Moon Eclips,” based on “Flat Moon,” likewise offers a new dimension. With diameters of 650 and 950 millimeters, the ring-shaped luminaire is smaller, and the luminosity has also been dimmed slightly in the new version to create a calm lighting atmosphere. Flat moon can be either surface-mounted, recessed or suspended. One thing is certain: It will be exciting to see what the “Cult of M” does next.