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relumine
2010 | unique pieces / limited edition | self-initiated
for llimited editions by Engelhorn and Turkiewicz
relumine lamp and lamps from the fleamarket'Juri & Lux' from the relumine series in front of old lamps from the fleamarket
two lamps from the relumine seriestwo lamps from the relumine series
blue lamp: anna & luciano'Anna & Luciano' from the relumine series
'Simon & Aubergine' from the relumine series, detail 'Simon'
'Pierre & his assistant' from the relumine series, detail 'Pierre'
all components are sanded and newly lacquered
trudy detail'Trudy' detail
trudy and her admirer'Trudy & her admirer' from the relumine series
emil & clara'Emil & Clara' from the relumine series
'Emil' detail
lamp:Avarall & Suki'Avarell & Suki' from the relumine series
prototypefirst lamp
deciding on a clolourdeciding on a colour
first sketch and three lamps from the relumine series

The start of this project was a focus on light sources.
Instead of completely designing a newly shaped lamp, 'Relumine' plays on the fact that we all have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources.

Each 'Relumine' uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds a fluorescent tube.
By introducing a different mean of light source to the old lamps, their look and feel changes completely. They become one new unit, each with its own character.
Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.

The project was first made for the bulb-fiction show at Gallery Klaus Engelhorn.

technical information: Relumine - lamps use T5 fluorescent tubes with 21 or 28 Watts as a light source. This generation of fluorescent tubes needs less energy, is available in a few light colours and just requires an electronic ballast and no additional starter.
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material: various lamp parts, electronics, glass
dimensions: various
production: on request, limited edition of 30 + 3 AP

links:

Gallery Klaus Engelhorn
design and art