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Emily Pilloton

LED WEBLIGHT by Korban/Flaubert

by , 02/08/07
filed under: Art, Green Lighting

Korban Flaubert, Weblight, LED Lighting, Art Lighting, Lighting Designers, LEDs, Tensegrity lighting, sculptural lighting, Janos Korban and Stefanie Flaubert

Best described by the designers as “a single zigzag line of light,” Janos Korban and Stefanie Flaubert’s Weblight is as visually arresting as it is energy efficient. Constructed of stainless steel tubing and polycarbonate, the “zigzag” is lit by a series of LED’s, whose use for artistic purposes we find clever and refreshing. It’s also great to see the intersection of technology, design, art, and function – Korban/Flaubert’s Weblight is both functional object and installation, high-tech and simple all at once.


The Weblight system is also an interesting modular take on lighting- based on a single geometric unit, Weblight can be displayed individually, or in a larger chain or group. We love how something so simple and geometric becomes so freeform and organic. And thanks to the miracle of LED’s, there’s no need for tangled extension cords.

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7 Comments

  1. VIJAY PRAKASH February 22, 2007 at 8:57 am

    good fusion of art & fnctionality

  2. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill February 12, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    David-

    This is both an individual lamp that you can purchase for your home AND an art installation – it is a functional object in addition to being “art” – so I don’t think your criticism is valid.

  3. Greg February 9, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Well said. Also, there’s no reason that a system like this couldn’t be integrated into an education or office environment. The applications seem endless, efficient and less dependant on tradtional design situations.

  4. anna February 9, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    my comment is not so much about electric light, but the power of the imagery of the weblight. the “intersection of technology, art, design, and function” speaks to the connection of valuable ideas, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. as a member of an educational collaborative that is growing in scope and outreach, the image of the weblight is a striking example of the importance of connections, the need to maximize what we take from one experience and apply it to another. thank you for sharing an image that validates the work we are doing in the field of education: illumination, expansion, and connection.

  5. David February 9, 2007 at 5:22 am

    These are not room or area lights, thet are electric art, read line 3 of the text again, I contimually read promos for LED (MOOD) lighting on this site and to me they are not necessary and thereby fail to meet any basic green building program.

  6. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill February 9, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Hi David-

    I’m not really sure I understand your criticism here. Are you anti electric light? Do you suggest we go back to using candles to light our houses at night? Because frankly, candles are a lot less sustainable than LED lights. I’m not sure what you see as a better alternative, but it doesn’t really get more energy efficient than LEDs. I don’t consider lighting a room to be “consuming energy in vain”.

  7. David February 8, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Once again Inhabitat is promoting electric art. So what if it’s efficient it still consumes energery in vain. Interesting, I agree, but is this the venue for such items?

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