Manipulating Light with Movement


Do we understand what happens when we dim our lights? How can we include dimming as a part of the design? These are some of the questions that triggered the design of Exploded View, a series of lighting objects that incorporate movement as a key element of its design.


By moving the light-source away from, or closer to the lighting object, the intensity of the light can be adapted. After all, the sun never fades; it is the earth that moves closer and further away, causing the light to reflect, change colour, dim or die. Ultimately, the experiment has led to a series of lamps representing different approaches: Cumulus, which dims through layering, Eclipse, which keeps the light contained or sets it free, and Lunar which plays with reflection.



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Year: 2014

Design : Sam van Gurp
Photo: Studio & Ronald Smits

text: Julie Trienekens



Cumulus (dimming)
As Cumulus has several lampshades, the light is easily dimmable by layering the various shades. Each lampshade gives a different light intensity. They can be pulled apart like an exploded-view drawing.  


Eclipse (darken)
In this edition, the light is like a jack in the box. When the light is covered, only a weak beam of light shines through. When the light source is moved downwards, the light becomes brighter.  



Lunar (reflect)
By means of a reflecting lampshade, the light is reflected. Depending on the position of the light bulb to the cover, the light is reflected at the top or bottom. 



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Integrated high power warm white LED
2700 Kelvin
730 lumen
34 volt
350 ma
11,9 watt

meanwell PCD-16-350B

200-240 VAC 0.20 A 50/60 Hz
277 VAC 0.15 A 50/60 Hz
(277 VAC for North America only)

MAX 40 W
YES - Tronic dimmable

Note: due to the LED, we highly recommend dimming
the light to your wishes. Full powered LED light can be blinding. Please use a suitable LED dimmer for 200-240 vac, the quality of the dimmer has direct influence on the light stability.
Up to 4 Meters