by Jesse Visser Netherlands


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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 75x74x50
Open Editions Material : White Glass
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“Sunset/Sunrise” is a lighting object which is reflects an abstract interpretation of both the sunrise and sunset. The piece consists of a big glass light bulb with a large, solid aluminium panel on both sides of the bulb. These 15 mm thick, anodised reflectors that can stop or steer the light.

Within the concept, the interaction with the “user” – in contrast to the invisible wifi controls that are often implemented in current light sources – “Sunset/Sunrise” requires a physical action to be performed in order to steer or dim the light. The aluminium panels measure 75 cm by 50 cm and have a brushed surface which causes the light to reflect in a particular, diffuse manner. The pulleys are specifically designed and are turned from aluminium which is anodised in the same colour as the panels.

The light bulb is made of opal glass and the cross-sections measures 40 cm.


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Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 80 × 60 × 70 cm
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About the designer

Jesse Visser

Jesse Visser Designprojects specializes in furniture and lighting objects that engage all the senses. Our desire to innovate production techniques and love for detailing, result in striking statement pieces that are as sober as they are poetic. Jesse Visser Designprojects was founded by Jesse Visser in 2000. After finishing his studies at the Utrecht School of Product Design and the Piet Zwart Institute, Visser focused on creating furniture and lighting objects that go beyond the predictable. Up to this day, his approach is defined by research, craftsmanship and curiosity, leading to outspoken designs that are appreciated by clients such as galleries and architects, business and the industry alike.   Traditional materials, new meanings The studio aims to reinvent and modify conventional combinations of materials and techniques, climaxing into unexpected production processes. Whether it’s aluminum, stainless steel, wood or stone: by reusing familiar materials in a different way, they can suddenly surprise us with a fresh perspective. This practice has resulted in various iconic and commercially successful objects, such as the origami-inspired Alumni-series of chairs or the dynamic Harold cabinet. Here, thin, expanded metal layers are overlayed, creating an intriguing moiré-effect.   Detailing and durability Although strong, autonomous ideas and concepts lie at the heart of Jesse Visser Designprojects, the studio believes in the importance of collaborations. By cooperating with other industry professionals, be it designers, engineers or architects, we can ensure the highest quality. This not only brings out the beauty of our designs – as technical detailing and material structure become all the more pronounced -, but also increases their durability. This way, they can be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.