This fresh industrial design by Dutch product designer Marten van Middelkoop was created around two ideas. On the one hand Van Middelkoop admires the balanced and modest forms of Japanese aesthetics. On the other hand, he took a very practical approach towards the idea that a heatsink (an aluminum cooling element) is the most ideal encapsulation for a LED lamp that doesn’t need to be disguised as something else. While researching the many forms and shapes of aluminum heatsinks, he came across the ideal shape to create a table lamp that projects light towards the lampshade and reflects it downwards.
But there’s more!
COHORS invited five more artists to respond autonomously on this design from their own perspectives, enhancing and enriching the design. So, when you buy TROUVÉ, you’re are actually buying a box with a complete art- and design exhibition.