wallpiercing light installation

Each of these halo-shaped circles is an independent LED light fixture that casts a round ring of light on the wall. What makes them more interesting, however, is the way they can be combined into more complex shapes to create decorative patterns.

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A simple singular Flos Architectural Wall Piercing ring creates a flower-like arrangement, while an untidy line adds some asymmetry into the mix.

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They can be layered up and interlinked as well, though the effect starts to overwhelm the viewer a bit (perhaps more appropriate for a night club than a living room) if the patterns become too pervasive.

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While they are attached to the wall, they look like hoop earrings actually piercing the surface from a distance – or as if someone stuck the each ring in while the plaster was drying. Definitely a neat effect and is multiplied through creative combinations and overlaps.

Via MoMA:

“Wallpiercing is a modular lighting system that appears to be inserted directly into walls or ceilings, piercing them like an earring. The system is composed of individual ring-shaped tubes mounted onto plaster panels, which can then be seamlessly integrated into the wall. The units can be isolated, arranged in groups, or linked to create luminescent patterns. The LED lamps radiate light inward, casting their glow onto the surface, and can be dimmed and controlled for color and brightness.”

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About Chicago-based designer Ron Gilad:

“Ron Gilad was born 1972 in Tel-Aviv and lives and works in New York City. Ron Gilad’s hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. Gilad is fascinated with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no ‘expiration date’ and reside in both public and private collections worldwide. Gilad asks unceasing questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.”