Pieke Bergmans experiments with novel forms of neon lighting
Neon has been around for over 100 years now, but its form and use is restricted to either a basic plastic tube for lighting, or night signage. Why is neon’s application so limited, Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans asked? With a few inspiring light-installations behind her, she started investigating how the material works in various environments. The results were summarised in her Phenomeneon collection, presented at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last week.
Bergmans applied traditional glass-blowing techniques for neon lights, creating an uncanny, magical-looking set of lamps. During her experimentations, she discovered that when she blew a large glass bubble in the middle of a regular neon tube, light almost disappeared towards its middle. This led her to design the ‘bubbles’ part of the Phenomeneon collection.
The second track Bergman took was toying around with the container. Instead of the regular tubes operating with a constant diameter measurement, she filled the gas into organically-shaped vessels. Since her experimentations with glass bubbles showed that the intensity of light is sensitive to host capacity, the irregular neon-tubes leave a mysterious, never-before-seen impression.
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