Wednesday 31 May 2017

The inspiration for the inMOOV lamp comes from the movements in nature such as flowers opening or jellyfish swimming. Studio Lieven wanted to transfer this fascinating movement into a living space. For the body of the lamp, inspired by the Invertible Cube of Paul Schatz, they invented the Invertible Disc that can fold itself in and out.

inMOOV is a ceiling lighting device. Its unique features are that its body is movable around lamp’s horizontal axis folding itself inside and out. This movement is based on the invention of the Invertible Disc. The body of the lamp is fitted with LED strips of maximum luminous flux of 1200 lm. Users adjust position of the lamp’s body by hand. By doing so they can choose light colour changes form 3500 when it is open to 2500 Kelvin when it is closed. 

Studio Lievens' main interest is in re-imagining the nature and re-constructing it through the human perceptual vehicles, like geometry and science.

To understand nature scientifically human need to construct a system that divides its complexity and explains it. Having that in mind the studio tries to re-imagine the concept of natural phenomenon and re-construct them into every-day objects.

Dividing nature and its phenomenon into bits and pieces and re-assembling it understandable, usable and relatable objects is the methodology of the work. “Natural phenomena are the inspiration for my projects. It matters of which the object consists and how it is created. My main goal is to create experience-objects that connect it to something other than the human world.”