About New York
Coordinates: 40°42′46″N 74°00′21″W
Total Area: 1.214 km²
Elevation: 10 m
Time zone: EST (UTC-5)
A line is a line. But a lamp is more than lighting. For the World Series, designer Bart Spillemaeckers examined each individual mechanical and electrical component necessary to construct a lamp. Instead of hiding them or subject them to an imposing formal concept, he analysed their formal qualities and tried to combine them in a harmonious but uncompromising object. The lamp is its components and it is more: it is a sculpture that transforms when night falls.
Every item in the series has a version in see-through mirror glass and one in black glass. Both versions obscure the light source when turned off, but have a different light diffusion and view on the inner construction. The one-way mirror glass creates a spectacular play of overlapping patches of light around the lamp and clearly reveals the light source, the black variant has a soft glowing core that spreads a softer, warmer light.