Mischer Traxler augments the ordinary with his series Relumine by creating a sort of notional narrative between a series of incandescent table light fixtures and pairing them through the medium of fluorescent tubes. It’s almost a type of gene splicing of old technology, bringing new form to that which is soon to be seen as obsolescent.
Dan Koeppel explains in his recent article for Wired, “Abandoning incandescent bulbs means abandoning fire as our primary light source for the first time in human history.” L.E.D. also means that the bulb and shade relationship that has dictated lighting to such a degree from the first Edison lamp is no longer going to be the ruling form factor of lighting. Surfaces, edges even whole objects can themselves become light emitting with no fear of being burnt from the source.
The future is, as they say, bright.
Discovered at Dezeen