Op-art inspired lamp by Luis Arrivillaga
Luis Arrivillaga, a Guatemala-born designer originally studied mechanical engineering, but his interests soon shifted to the more creative side of construction, thus he initially completed the Product and Interior Design course in Milan. Nevertheless, the technological aspect is still present in his work, merged beautifully with a more humanities-based approach, often taking art historical references. His Dana lamp is directly inspired by Victor Vasarely’s op-art, as it relies on the interplay of simple lines, primary colours, and shadows, creating a stunning visual-kinetic impression.
The pendant light is made up of two semi-spheres of fine metal rods. The intersection of black and white curvilinear stripes leads to a unique optical illusion already on its own, highly dependant on the viewer’s position. The moire-like texture, however, can be further enhanced by the rotation of the two half-spheres.
The shape is not contained by contour lines, and the lines act both as a background and foreground, thus, Dana can be read as an extension of space, being in constant interaction with its surroundings, be it another object, walls, or humans. The pendant premiered at the September edition of Maison & Objet, and it complements well the rest of Arrivillaga’s collection recalling mid-century geometric art.
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