In ancient times, Helios, revered as the god of the sun, bore the responsibility of guiding the sun on its daily journey across the sky. Embarking upon an eternal voyage in his majestic golden chariot, his celestial journey painted the sky with a mesmerizing palette of colorful and delicate hues. This spectacle possessed the remarkable power to transform the heavenly expanse, casting a radiant and enchanting glow upon the world below.
Drawing inspiration from ancient concepts, “Helios”, designed by Amsterdam-based designer, Zoran Strijbosch, pays homage to light’s circular dance. The lamp invites interaction, allowing control over light’s intensity by moving the sphere. Similar to how Helios shaped the sun’s path, users become the orchestrators of brightness, creating a captivating dance of light.
The objective was to craft a lamp seamlessly blending elegance with a touch of playfulness, delivering uniform and spherical light—an endeavor challenging due to precise casting requirements. To address this challenge, different materials, aluminum and acrylic, were combined in the lamp’s construction.
Crafted with a solid aluminum base (CNC milled then polished by hand) and a hand-casted acrylic sphere, it encourages adjustment of light intensity. Each hand-crafted casting results in shapes and patterns as unique and unpredictable as the celestial realm. Importantly, the spherical component can even be crafted from recycled waste materials.
15 x 9 x 9 CM
Casted by hand acrylic sphere
25 x 10 x 10 CM