07. 06. 2007
BEAM a little art into your room
Displaying photographic art doesn’t have to mean sticking it in a frame and hanging it on the wall. Two friends of mine in Singapore, photographer Ernest Goh and designer Daniel Pillai, have blended photographic art and functional furniture in the BEAM Nightlight - a soft illuminating lamp that contains a piece of medium format transparency film.
Switch on the lamp and it lights up, well, an image of light itself. Every piece of film has an image of lights that have been shot at night: street lights, shop signs, traffic lights and others. No two pieces of film are the same, so no two BEAM Nightlights are identical either.
Each BEAM Nightlight is 0.85 meters long and 0.1 meters wide, with the piece of film encased inside transparent acrylic to preserve its quality. It’s pretty enough to be the centerpiece of a room or could provide a subtle, modern accent to a cosy corner. Its light comes from 40 LEDs, which use only 3 watts of electricity (about the same as a cell phone charger).
The designers are looking to use other materials such as wood to create their next series of lights, and perhaps in the future expanding their range to include chairs and tables. Email them for pricing and ordering information.