2017 / Illumination / Designer Lighting / Professional

two.parts Ceramic Lighting Series

  • Company
    Two.parts, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Christo Logan
  • Design Team
    Christo Logan
  • Client
    Two.parts
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photography By Juan Ude

The two.parts series of twelve pendant lights
consist of pure 3D-printed ceramic geometries
that enigmatically illuminate both themselves
and their environment without discernible aid
from a light source. Each fixture’s unibody
is illuminated by clandestine LEDs, inverting
its visual perception as the interior surfaces
act as the light source.

“Age-old Techniques + New-age Technologies”

For millennia, ceramic has been used for its
strength, plasticity, heat resistance,
sustainability and material warmth. Today,
computer modeling and digital fabrication have
enabled the unprecedented realization of
complex hollow structures. Incorporating the
features of each, two.parts fixtures
accommodate internal details that conceal and
interface with LEDs, wiring, diffusion film
and custom hardware. After glazing and
firing, the perfectly smooth and clean forms
show no hint of their computerized origins or
the contents within.

The fixtures were designed to maximize their
environmentally sustainable qualities in the
use of efficient and long-lasting diodes. In
addition, absolutely none of the natural
ceramic and glazing material is wasted in
production despite being abundant and easily
accessible.

All connective hardware and electronics have
been fit inside the slender ceramic housing
which acts as structure, conduit, connector,
light emitting surface, component housing and
heat sink. The end result is a series of
pendants that appear simply as a glowing
presence within a sculptural form.

Other prizes
GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Record Products Award from Architectural Record, Best Product Design Award from Blueprint Magazine

Photo Credit: Two.parts
Credits: Photography by Juan Ude