Published on: May 25, 2009
Collaboration between Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher once again resulted in an alluring design of Genesy lamp that was designed for Artemide.
Here is what Zaha Hadid Architects had to say about Genesy lamp:
Zaha Hadid Architects exploration and research into systems of growth in the natural world have informed the distinct formal language of the Genesy lamp for Artemide. As in the organic development of trees, a sweeping canopy emerges through an extensive interconnected supporting network at the base. The primary components of this organic analogy are transformed from abstract diagrams into Genesyâ€™s fluid design. The lampâ€™s structure increases in complexity as it rises from the floor. Like a growing organism, the central support sprouts branches that adopt a greater radial geometry to enhance the dynamic tensional forces of the structure. Nature continues to inform the design as these branches frame voids, enhancing the contrast between positive and negative, convex and concave, tension and compression. These branches follow the coherent formal logic of morphology and spring from the central structure to support the light source. The Genesy lamp epitomizes the symbiosis between the sensual fluidity of the natural world and the exacting tolerances made possible by state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.
Detailed ergonomic research and the latest 3D design technology allowed Zaha Hadid Architects to generate Genesyâ€™s complex geometries. The sequence of expansions, protrusions and folds follow a formal algorithm of fluidity shaped by functional and ergonomic considerations. Genesy provides both direct and indirect lighting. A linear halogen uplighter is housed within the upper surface of the head whilst in the lower section, a semi-transparent screen the same color as the lamp conceals an adjustable LED spot projector as a direct task light. Power and dimming operations are controlled by touchpad technology sensors housed within the lampâ€™s central body, allowing Genesy to satisfy differing lighting tasks whilst simultaneously illuminate any environment to the usersâ€™ specific requirements.
Note of the editor:
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Posted by: LuÄŤka Slatner