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Steplight: A Perfect Architectural Lighting Design

One of my favorite forms of design is architecture.  The beauty of a mathematically perfect scheme, natural balance in a man-made form, and the efficient hands-on methods of fitting parts together...  They are just a few of the marvels of the art, now being brought into interiors by architects the likes of Ron Arad, Noriaki Okabe, and Zaha Hadid.

While there are many up-and-coming architects who are drawn to interior design, there is a young company, two architect partners, that I have my money on to become great design leaders, Jonathon Junker and Seth Grizzle, of Graypants, in Seattle, Washington.

Graypants' work is so admirable in its perfection.  Take a look at Steplight, a lamp made from scrap aluminum. (The company makes nearly everything out of scrap materials, making their products even more perfect.)

 

Steplight: © GraypantsSteplight: © Graypants

 

Steplight can even be step-lighted: © GraypantsSteplight can even be step-lighted: © Graypants

 

The concentric circles are machined and simply layered by a four-armed step-ladder, also machined for a perfect fit. 

 

Steplight comes unassembled, but all you do is place the rings on the 'stepladder.': © GraypantsSteplight comes unassembled, but all you do is place the rings on the 'stepladder.': © Graypants

 

But the best part of this design is as it should be... the play of light.  As Steplight can be a hanging light, a floor or table lamp, its effects will depend on where it is placed, the surrounding colors, and designs. 

 

Steplight as floor lamp - the mini spaceship: © GraypantsSteplight as floor lamp - the mini spaceship: © Graypants

 

Steplight: the view from above makes the designers think of a stringray: © GraypantsSteplight: the view from above makes the designers think of a stringray: © Graypants

 

Steplight is definitely the center point of this room: © GraypantsSteplight is definitely the center point of this room: © Graypants

 

Steplight is available for purchase at the Graypants store.

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sources: Graypants via 3rings