Beautiful Urban Lighting

Lighting alleyways and small spaces is an important part of my MA project so looking into interesting urban lighting has been vital. The piece entitled DNA below is by Karim Rashid for Slide, an Italian product manufacturer. It may look like simple neon but it actually incorporates LED technology.

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The piece is made up of 2m lengths that are curved and intertwined to resemble the structure of DNA. The photography is brilliant, the streaks of light created by passing cars almost mirror the light sculpture.

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I chose this particular piece as it could be dropped into one of the alleyways on my site to completely change the dynamic of the space. Seeing this object in a more claustrophobic space would be extremely interesting. The reflections and light qualities would be completely different.

More images and information is available on the Contemporist blog.

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