PROJECT TYPE: Interior Lighting, Lamp
CLIENT: Gaarde Hvalsøe
Commissioned and developed with Studio David Thulstrup
LOCATION: Gaarde Hvalsøe Copenhagen Showroom
DATE: 2019
MATERIAL: Waxed oxidized copper, Opal diffuser, printed LED circuit
TECHNIQUES: CNC Milling, SPIF, Lathe Turning, Oxidation
EXTERNAL PRODUCTION: Oxidation by Værløse Galvaniske
PHOTOGRAPHY: Final photographs by Niklas Vindelev

The Reflector directs light with its intricate CNC-formed oxidized copper. Its construction is simply held in tension by 4 horizontal dowels, making bolts and adhesive unnecessary. The ø600mm reflector shell emerged from ongoing research into Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF), which combines the intelligence of traditional metal forming with the precision of CNC machining. The light source consists of an LED circuit that is softened and dispersed by a custom-milled diffuser. The light is then directed onto a solid lathe-turned ø40mm cylinder which reflects and holds the light, while serving the function of a weight that stabilizes the lightweight lamp. Reflector lamps are tailored to the context and, as a result, are specified on request.