Michou van Gennip

Department: Man and Activity


[WL] What if you could make a lamp so lightweight that it looks as if it is suspended in the air? This was Michou van Gennip’s ambitious aim, inspired by the ethereal luminescence of Thai floating lanterns and fireflies. The result is Mandalight. Like a radiant sculpture dotted with tiny brilliant LED lights, this pendant lamp’s adjustable wire structure made of bronze, stainless steel and copper can expand to 1.30 metres or shrink to less than 20 centimetres. “The shape is based on Buddhist Mandala circles,” Van Gennip explains. The entire design weighs only a few kilos at most, although its fine build makes it look virtually weightless.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman