It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
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|Hanging in Orbit||5:57 AM|
This pendant lamp from Lucie Koldova is dubbed Orbital Light for obvious formal reasons, but all I know is that it should have been in 2001: a Space Odyssey. The LED diodes that line the inside of the ribs cast a kind of omnidirectional glow on all nearby surfaces, giving the interior a very futuristic ambient light. The project was apparently designed for grand-scale interiors and halls, but maybe my kitchenette would also be appropriate.
Designer: Lucie Koldova