Prize(s) Winners in Designer/Custom Lighting / Hanging Lights & Lamps
Company Serendipity Design
Lead Designers Yueyun Song
Photo Credits Yueyun Song & Brian Lucid
Completion Date 10/03/2023
Project Location Wellington, New Zealand
Entry DescriptionVirtue Rings is a versatile modular lighting system celebrating harmony between geometric shapes and natural materials.
Virtue Rings is the second lamp in a collection that seeks to reconnect a sustainable material today perceived as common and disposable with its historical symbolism of virtue, resilience and honesty. Each lamp's construction respectfully combines traditional bamboo hand-working techniques with contemporary machining and colouration processes.
Composed of stately pendant lights that bring together different species and scales of sustainable grasses, each lighting unit features a diffused illuminated ring that bounces light off the interior of a colourful cross-section of bamboo.
The result is a welcoming arrangement of warm, floating rings of light. The interplay of intricate colours, textures, shadows, and highlights generates a truly magical effect.
An infinitely adjustable modular system of single and multiple lighting units, Virtue Rings can be composed in response to each space’s architecture and function.
Sustainability ApproachVirtue Rings seeks to reconnect a sustainable material today perceived as common and disposable with its historical symbolism of virtue, resilience, and honesty. The project seeks to redefine how bamboo is perceived, showcasing it as an elegant, high-value material that holds spiritual and cultural value.
The construction of each lighting module brings together ancient bamboo hand-working techniques with contemporary machining processes. The lamp leverages new and novel methods of coloration on sustainable grasses developed by the designer. It is assembled from several different species and scales of sustainable grasses, using no glue or adhesives.