The body of the reflector is part of the same mould as the driver covering, facilitating production and achieving a playful look. By Matyas Kocnar.
HALLA, a.s., Czech Republic
Team Lead: Jan Petrasek
Design: Matyas Kocnar
UMPRUM, Czech Republic
Team Lead: Ivan Dlabac
This is part of a semester project for a product design studio at the university. During this time, individual points-of-view were exchanged as inspiration; perspectives of young designers offered new solutions; and diversity of designs translated into new approaches.
The project was looking for alternatives to standard products in the market. The studio worked within parameters: the designers get to choose the materials and components for their design but they must focus on the functionality of the fixture. The light source is limited to LED COB or Midpower LED. All individuals must respect the cooling terms and keep in mind that the reflectors and driver are the most effective accessories.
The design proposals should propose something more, something different from the standard products in the retail segment – a product for the future of lighting. The design must adhere to high technicality requirements and lighting parameters. There is a minimal limit of the efficiency. On the other hand, the manufacturer’s idea is to have a middle-price-range product and not the cheapest one on the market. But most importantly, the continuity of the manufacturer’s portfolio must be preserved.