Remember his crazy cubic chandeliers? Here he is again – Robert at the peak of his student career, creating something at once simple but with infinite potential. Control switches sometimes give users the ability to adjust light levels, a step up from the classic on-or-off switch to be sure, but these simple-looking, box-shaped pendant lights take things to another level entirely.
Each of the six sides to each cube is independently flexible, hooked together via a series of suspension wires that lets the user control their angle in three dimensions.
The resulting possibilities for illuminating a room become essentially endless, as one can bend, twist and tweak each side to create interesting lighting effects or effective light channels for functional use.
The culminating thesis work of design student Robert Hoff, these boxes are deceptive in their simplicity – one might be tempted to say ‘well, anyone could have designed that’ but if you are a designer you know from experience: making something simple is often much more challenging than making it complex.