The inspiration for the inMOOV lamp comes from the movements in nature such as flowers opening or jellyfish swimming. Studio Lieven wanted to transfer this fascinating movement into a living space. For the body of the lamp, inspired by the Invertible Cube of Paul Schatz, they invented the Invertible Disc that can fold itself in and out.
inMOOV is a ceiling lighting device. Its unique features are that its body is movable around lamp’s horizontal axis folding itself inside and out. This movement is based on the invention of the Invertible Disc. The body of the lamp is fitted with LED strips of maximum luminous flux of 1200 lm. Users adjust position of the lamp’s body by hand. By doing so they can choose light colour changes form 3500 when it is open to 2500 Kelvin when it is closed.
Operation / Interaction
The unique feature of this lamp is its ability to folds itself inside out. Through this movement of the lampshade it is possible to regulate the intensity and the direction of the light. The fully opened lamp creates a soft light directed to the ceiling. The folded lamp creates more focused and warm light that illuminates the space underneath it. The movement can be done by hand. Please take a look at the Videos at:
Production / Realization Technology
The lamps are assembled by hand in Berlin.
Material of the white lamp:
Body: Textile and wood construction: steal and brass
Material of the black lamp:
Body: Textile and Wood Construction: carbon and PVC Light: LEDs
Specifications / Dimensions
Diameter: 93 cm Height: 70 cm Weight: about 1,5 kilos
About Studio Lieven
Studio Lievens (founded in 2015 by Nina Lieven) main interest is in re-imagining the nature and re-constructing it through the human perceptual vehicles, like geometry and science. To understand nature scientifically human need to construct a system that divides its complexity and explains it. Having that in mind the studio tries to re-imagine the concept of natural phenomenon and re-construct them into every-day objects. Dividing nature and its phenomenon into bits and pieces and re-assembling it understandable, usable and relatable objects is the methodology of the work. “Natural phenomena are the inspiration for my projects. It matters of which the object consists and how it is created. My main goal is to create experience-objects that connect it to something other than the human world.”
inMOOV is a ceiling lighting device. The unique feature of this lamp is its ability to folds itself inside out. This movement is based on my invention of the Invertible Disc of Studio Lieven and inspired by the movement of a flower when it opens. Through the movement of the lampshade it is possible to regulate the intensity and the direction of the light. The fully opened lamp creates a soft light directed to the ceiling. The folded lamp creates more focused and warm light that illuminates the space underneath it.