Luiza Guidi Tomio

Department: Man and Activity


What: The Māyā* pieces take a different view on lamps. By changing their position these frames allow you to play with light and shadow.

Why: Inspired by the geometric use of light by architects like Tadao Ando and Luís Barragan, these pieces present light in a graphic form and at the same time reinterpret the exciting feeling of opening a window to a new and brighter world.

How: Frames of steel with built-in led lighting are fixed to the wall on one side, so that their position can be changed as if you would open a window. The light switches on by opening the frame and the shape of the light cast on the wall changes as the frame is moved.

“I aimed for a magical experience with the simplest design”

*In the Hinduist and Buddhist worlds Māyā stands for the power by which the universe becomes manifest; the illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp