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Larger than light by Ward Wijnant

Larger than light

Photo by Lisa Klappe

Lamps are made to light up rooms. But why should the functionality end there? Ward Wijnant designed three lamps that can do much more; actually impacting the space they are in. Encased in a curved mirror, each lamp in his series enlarges the reflected living area, creating an illusion of extra space while also dispersing the existing daylight. However, when the lamp is switched on in the evening, the silver surface becomes translucent and the reflected world within disappears. Cast in this new light, the room is transformed to its original size for a more intimate and cosy experience.

Ward Wijnant