Whether or not we liked conducting experiments using insects or flowers trapped inside of thin glass in science class, there's something investigative we enjoy about looking into a glass-surrounded specimen. Similar to How To Survive Foreclosure Or Avoid It Altogether Artecnica's Tangle light by Tord Boontje, we see a new design - or shall we say redesign, in a way - of a trapped piece of Boontje beauty creating its own experiment of light-filled fascination that goes by the name of Tangle Globe light.
Tangle Globe. Designed by Tord Boontje. Manufactured by Artecnica.
Small Metallic Garland Within Glass: The Tangle Globe by Tord Boontje for Artecnica.
Perhaps a touch metaphorical that goes deeper than its glass shell, the Tangle Globe by Tord Boontje for Artecnica combines the look of his dangling metallic Tangle lighting with the confined space of a glass globe. The effect is breathtaking, noting the plated metal's pristine quality against the round exterior.
Boontje is currently heads up the Product Design Department at the Royal College of Art in Londong and has been working on similar projects that use nature to inspire designs that are then produced by Artecnica. As they state of his 10" diameter Tangle Globe, "a new etched metal Tangle was specifically designed to be encased in the Globe to achieve both an exotic natural appearance and levels of high light reflectivity." Use the Tangle designs together or separately to illuminate a room.
With the plated metal in silver or brass, the Tangle Globe by Tord Boontje measures up to the high expectations that his delicate garland and light fixtures have possessed since his first collaboration with Artecnica.
About the Designer: Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996, which “draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses.” Born in the Netherlands, Boontje derives his designs from the study of nature, using rich forms with multiple layers of thin material. He s tudied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and later earned his Masters from the Royal College of Art in London.