Although the early nineties aren’t looked back upon favorably in terms of fashion, I hope you’ll agree that the popularization of ‘neon’ is something we’ve all benefited from. Neon colored glowsticks were the rage – worn day and night on hands, wrists, necks and ankles. Some of your fondest 1990’s moments likely occurred while you were decked out in these classic, gender-neutral accessories. They’ve since been adapted into other products and purposes including the most recent: SDESIGNUNIT‘s Light Vase series.
Light Vase. Designed by SDESIGNUNIT in collaboration with Lee youn-choul and Jung chang-gwon.
Rather than a lamp which hides the light source, the lamp becomes the light source. This has been the premise for glow sticks and their predecessors. The chronicling of recent modern-day adaptations on 3Rings has included Zoon’s Blind LED Light, paving a safe route through stairwells and Roger Borg’s Modern Neon Lamps, giving sculptural forms to an already bold material. SDESIGNUNIT’s Light vase is a series of glass vessels designed to combine with neon “filaments” to create lighting installations. It is the result of a collaboration between Lee youn-choul, responsible for the glass craft and Jung chang-gwon, the Neon Artist.
Vases have long been confined to the flower industry. This new series makes use of the reflective properties of glass with the fire-colored filaments to create a warm, glowing effect.