The Austrian designer designed a light for Simes which integrates into the wall and creates a dialogue between technology and emotion, art and engineering.
“The Ghost series acts by subtraction rather than by addition: no luminaire is added to the structure of the building, on the contrary a void is created to be filled with light,” says Marc Sadler.
For Simes, the Austrian designer did not design a lamp but a light: Ghost is in fact a product integrated into the wall, hiding the light fixture, making light and its relationship with architecture the protagonist.
Available in three different shapes - horizontal, vertical and square - to play with architectural forms in different ways depending on the context, Ghost is composed of a lighting fixture and a formwork that anchors to the formwork before the concrete casting.
The integration of the light beams with the building is the principle that guides the entire new collection The Structural Light by Simes, transforming light into a real design material such as stone, glass and brick. This impalpable element enhances the architecture, marks its rhythm and generates new meanings.
"Our ideas have been guided by a continuous dialogue between technology and emotion, art and engineering. Ghost is a project that can be very flexible for designers and architects. This has involved us in a process of simplifying existing solutions, and when something is simple it can be configured as an extraordinary innovation for all people," says the designer.
The concept, initially studied for in-situ concrete walls, is declined in new variants to adapt to other construction systems and materials: brick walls, insulation coats, external walls of concrete or other materials to be plastered.
Image on top: Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tasmania. Architectural design by Fender Katsalidis, lighting designed by MEGS Lighting
- Marc Sadler