Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch designs Orchid ceiling lights for Axolight, The collection of lamps has two separate yet complementary souls: one outer – that of nature, exuded by its flower-shaped diffuser and its rod; the other, more hidden, is high-tech with avant-garde LED technology.
Orchid is designed as a mix of emotions and technology stripped to the essentials. The designer was heavily inspired by nature, in the case of Orchid, the form is informed by how buds are connected to stems; that’s what sparked the idea to develop a multidirectional ceiling lamp that could include direct lighting and diffused lighting in a single item.
The diffuser was inspired by the funnel shape of the flower, especially how a flower seems relatively fragile near the stem and how then it reveals all its beauty when it blooms. Experimenting with these shapes led to the design of a new diffuser, which thanks to its shape is capable of visualizing the spread of the light.
The LED technology is the second key factor in the design. The shape of the diffuser, made out of aluminum, prevents overheating, thus ensuring the maximum duration of the light source. The outcome is a compact and efficient diffuser that couldn’t be possible with an incandescent lamp.
Orchid comes in white or sand finish. It is so sculpturesque that it takes center stage in the space even when turned off and stands out the most especially when a number of lamps are used in combination. Precisely thanks to its versatility, it works both in residential settings and in contract projects of a larger scope.