Here at KE-ZU we love diving into our product catalogue and learning more about said product and the creative driver behind it. Looking above our heads to our intelligent lighting system, we catch a glimpse of one of our most intriguing products, the genius “On Line” lighting system by Belgian architect/designer Bart Lens for manufacturer Eden.
Lens, a fascinating subject, leads a design team of go-getters, taking regular objects, analyzing their use and turning them on their heads in the name of progression and design.
The Eden On Line lighting system evidences such a policy. On Line is a captivating track lighting system, the track housing a state-of-the-art magnetic system used to hold any number of prescribed On Line lighting components, the LED based components are similar in styling yet each one of them has their own little personality, “Knick”, “Out” and “In” each employing 16 CREE high power LED, available in colour temperatures of 2700K and 3500K at 1000 lumens. “Turn” and “Dot” in the spotlight family offer exchangeable optics with Dot offering different beams available in red, green, blue and cold white.
This system lends itself to adaptability and flexibility, having the ability to easily customize and tailor a lighting plan that suits the user and its intended space by mixing up the components and their position.
The beauty of the On Line system is not only in its intelligence, it’s found in its simplicity and elegance. Taking home a Red Dot Award in 2011, these high quality lights are a hit the world over, KE-ZU recently installing them in the coveted Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney.
Lens’ other projects are as equally impressive as they are diverse. The Bart Lens hallmark of manipulating and understanding light and shape isn’t lost in any of his work.
Lens’ other work for Eden and also available at KE-ZU:
TABLECLOTH table and light… a structure resembling the draped form of a starched tablecloth. The Tablecloth table and light is a self-supporting plastic structure and can be utilized indoors or outdoors and has a light battery life of up to seven hours, just long enough for the party you could say.
FOOL MOON is a collection offering suspension, table lamp, floor lamp or a wall lamp – all beautiful luminaries that whether hung vertical, horizontal or at odd angles appear to be light emitting saucers overhead. Subtly radiating a soft glow, the FOOL MOON collection is available in white, or optional remote control LED colour fittings.
I-LIGHT is sleek and stylish, comprising suspended vertical chromed brass tube which house an LED Light fitting that highlights and stylises a pendulous ball suspended beneath the tube. The structures find themselves adding spatial separation and a unique ring of light in any space.
SPHERE is moulded ABS plastic rounded suspension offered in three sizes. The customisable lighting option demarcates the space it illuminates with its gentle pod-like form.
An appealing feature of Sphere is its ability for its interior and exterior to be specified in any Pantone colour reference – making them an individual and adaptable suspension for any space.
Even a quick visit to Lens’ portfolio website Objetb’art will show a perfectly designed aesthetically catalogue - considered in such a way that speaks volumes of his work.