Whenever we think about a luminaire, we imagine it in our homes. IKI is a good example of a lamp you imagine having right next to you. Benjamin Rubertus during his second semester of the Master of architectural lighting design created IKI “the fruit of thorough maximum reduction of material, components and manufacturing effort.” Simplicity in the design and a calmness feeling are IKI´s outstanding characteristics.
Recycled materials where the first aim to achieve when the projects was presented in the light and technology class in the University of Wismar, but beyond this IKI was conceived to use as minimum energy as possible, enhancing the small effort for mass-production. Further more IKI´s materials are used according to their attributes allowing the easy assembly of them.
The components of IKI are a stamped folded metal sheet as the wall-base of the lamp, a 1mm PVC sheet covered with a textil in one of its surfaces to diffuse the light, a rubber band to hold the base and the shade together and a warm white LED bulb. Therefore IKI creates a cozy ambiance by the emitted light and its sutil appearance in the room.
IKI is a product that considered several details in the design process, which as result brought not only a luminaire but also a conscious way of production; that if its think further it could generate possibilities of handmade work with the reuse of recycled materials.