Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright illumination of the wall behind. A 3D-printed piece completes the oval geometry and directs the wiring to the powder-coated steel post. The base of Loophole proudly displays the lamp’s electrical ballast – which all fluorescent lights require to stabilize the flow of current. One of Durfee’s Loophole lamps will be on display and up for auction as part of the MAK Center’s “Light My Way, Stranger” fundraising event on November 2nd from 7pm – 10pm, which will feature lamps by various Los Angeles artists and architects at Rudolph Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House.
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