BIRD IN HAND, A Ceiling Light Inspired By The Art Of Hand Shadows






This beautiful and unusual lamp by J.P.Meulendijks is based on, and is a tribute to, the universal art of hand shadows and hand puppetry. Playing with light and hand shadows was and is a centuries old past time long before electric light was invented.



"BIRD IN HAND" plays with this concept: All of the hands are positioned to look like a flock of birds, flying out in circles. The shadows cast on the wall looks like birds. This results in a very expressive, dynamic and striking looking lamp, with layers of humor and poetry hidden in the design.





"BIRD IN HAND" suspended light
design: J.P.Meulendijks, 2010
material: ECOLOTEK (a durable, fully compostable material composed of natural hemp-fibers, minerals and binder, developed by J.P.Meulendijks)
bulbs: 2x E27 LED-light-bulbs
dimensions: diameter: 1000 mm. height: 450 mm.
color: white satin finish
retail price: 1270,00 euro ($1,659.74 USD)
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all images courtesy of Plankton
special thanks to Materialicious and Mocoloco

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