When it comes to innovative lighting, there’s cool, and then there’s just plain brilliant (pun intended). Makoto Tojiki’s “Archimedes Dream” seems to fall into the latter category. The glowing ribbon chandelier is illuminated thanks to organic light emitting diodes, or OLED’s. In case you’re not familiar, OLEDs are a subcategory of LEDs that glow thanks to an electroluminescent layer of organic compounds (think glow-in-the-dark paint, but organic, and fancier). The high technology coupled with the simple, gestural form, made for quite the eye-catching booth at last weekend’s ICFF.
If you’re wondering about the name, Archimedes was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer, “credited with producing machines that were well ahead of their time.” It looks like Mr. Tojiki is following in his footsteps with an innovative light that its namesake would no doubt be very proud of.