We’ve been getting some very good submissions lately. From artists and photographers sharing their work to people with worthwhile events, we’ve been seeing just how creative and diverse our city is right now. Tuesday we got a particularly wowing e-mail from designer Stuart Fingerhut regarding a project of his. Kinema a lighting concept he made that is simple and beautiful and we really, really like it.
Kinema is a lighting pendant made of layered aluminum. Fingerhut made it in a few colors, most notably a brushed brass and black as you see here. It’s roughly the size of a football and is (obviously) inspired by crustaceans, whose shells have a movement capability and form that is both firm and soft, fixed and flexible. It’s pretty, too, and undoubtedly is an expert light manipulator.
The most exciting element in the design of the Kinema is that it is incredibly versatile. Like crustaceans, it’s shell is can change, shedding its shape in a snap. “Each of the pendant’s rings can be individually flipped to create dramatic light and shadow effects, as a single object or in multiples,” Fingerhut said in his e-mail. “Inspired by the movement of crustaceans, a wide variety of forms can be created by arranging the pendant’s rings in alternating open and closed positions.” It is obvious that the light fixture can mold light expertly while looking very attractive in the process.
The Kinema is currently for sale through Fingerhut’s website and retails for six hundred dollars. It’s available in the brushed brass and black that you see here, brushed aluminum and black, and white and black. We’re hoping to see these at various stores and homes in Los Angeles as it is quite a stunning lighting unit.