It’s called OE Quasi Light, the new pendant lamp designed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with brand Louis Poulsen.
Inspired by the relation between mathematical forms, the OE Quasi Light uses geometry to shape light while reinforcing Louis Poulsen’s and Eliasson’s shared idea that good light = a good life.
During Milan Design Week 2019, Louis Poulsen, the world-renowned Danish lighting brand, reveals the collaboration with Olafur Eliasson.
The lighting fixture is composed of two contrasting geometric shapes, nested inside each other. The outer layer, a rigid aluminum frame, is in the shape of an icosahedron (a form consisting of 20 faces and 12 vertices). The inner layer, in the shape of a dodecahedron (a form featuring 12 faces and 20 vertices), seemingly floats inside of the icosahedron, reflecting the light in a spherical distribution.
The aluminium used is 90% recycled, while the other materials are entirely recyclable and reusable. With the design enabling future disassembly to replace and recycle parts, OE Quasi Light was created with longevity in mind.
An integral element in OE Quasi Light is its sustainability
“I’m very excited to bring my longtime interest in geometry and light into this collaboration with Louis Poulsen to create the OE Quasi Light. What distinguishes it from so many lamps is that it shines in toward the core, from which the light is reflected back out onto the surroundings. In one form, the lamp combines precision in design with quality atmospheric lighting,” states Olafur Eliasson.