Tuesday, March 6, 2007

IQ Light

Here is another example of great interactive design. The IQ Light is a self assembly lighting system consisting of interlocking quadrilaterals made of translucent PVC. It comes with easy to follow instructions, that show you how to make lamps of various shapes and sizes by linking together the identical elements.

As you have probably caught on from my previous posts, I love interior design that can interact with those who live and/or work within it. If a client was not totally keen on the idea of a completely interactive environment, something like the IQ Light could offer a smaller and perhaps subtler way, of allowing them to leave a creative fingerprint on their living space. How could you get bored of a light like this?

The IQ Light was designed in 1972 by Danish designer Holger Strøm, who was then working at the Kilkenny Design Workshops, Ireland. Kilkenny Illuminations Ltd. sold around 20,000 of these lights until 1999 when the rights were sold to Bald and Bang and it was relaunched in Copehagen.

1 comment:

holgerstrom said...

Thanks for the write-up.

I still own the copyright to the IQlight system, and I still produce and sell IQlight.

Holger Strøm