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Spotlight On: Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Projects 2015

Recognized as one of the world’s leading design schools, The Design Academy Eindhoven is renowned for its impressive annual graduation show that serves as a compass for the future of product design. And when it comes to lighting concepts, it doesn’t disappoint. Here are 5 of our favorite spotted at last October’s edition.

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Roger Semple’s ‘Moonlight’ design harnesses the light from the torch function on a cell phone and, using only a few simple forms and materials, transforms it into a bedside lamp. The corner of the cell phone is simply slotted into the ceramic base, where the light from the phone is beamed upwards and onto the adjustable clear dome and its brushed aluminum disc that captures and reflects the light to create a directional beam.

Photo Credit: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven Photographs: Femke Rijerman

Sanne Schuurman

Sanne Schuurman’s sculptural Eclipse light objects are made from a single sheet of folded metal. Using a single cut to fold the metal, the lamp are lit from within by LEDs.

Photo Credit: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven Photographs: Lisa Klappe

PHOTO © 2015 LISA KLAPPE

The springboard for these brightly colored, multi-tiered pendant lamps by Simone Post was a drawing created by a seven-year-old child. Part of a wider series of objects inspired by the playful creativity of children’s drawings, the Childlike lamps are made up of several translucent shades layered together.

Photo Credit: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven Photographs: Lisa Klappe

PHOTO © 2015 LISA KLAPPE

Marta Sif Ólafsdóttir’s Fish on Dry Land furniture project was conceived as a way of using the skills present in the Icelandic fishing town of Ísafjörður. Inspired by the town’s boats and fishing gear, the furniture production starts at the local metal workshop, stopping by the net-knitting factory, then to a local artist for assembly.

Photo Credit: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven Photographs: Lisa Klappe

PHOTO © 2015 LISA KLAPPE

Fabian Zeijler’s Pūrificātum desktop and floor standing air purifiers doubles as a lamps whose light can be adjusted from a cooler white for work to a warmer yellow for relaxation.

Photo Credit: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven Photographs: Lisa Klappe