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Black Light by Diana Dumitrescu Challenges Fixtures' Expected Features

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Dec 11, 2012 • References: dumitrescuclaudia.wordpress and designspotter
Where some of the usual descriptors of lamps include bright, light, diffuse and soft, the Black Light by Diana Dumitrescu asserts itself in a contrasting manner. The designer wished to shift the way that such a common object is perceived in order to gain it more attention and broaden the idea of a light fixture.

The most obvious and curious characteristic of this collection of standing and pendant lamps is the black lightbulbs. Quite contrary to the ordinary white and yellow-tinted globes, these incandescents dull the glow that their inner mechanisms emit.

To accent the peculiar items further, each Black Light by Diana Dumitrescu is made into a sort of sculpture. One version is enhanced with an atomic-looking structure of sticks while another model comprises a cluster of outward-facing bulbs.