Projects: Lighting

Icarus, Lighting, Studio Tord Boontje


Through experimentation with cutting paper to create a three dimensional form for a light, we discovered a structure with overlapping feather shapes that resembled a swan's wing. We made the form a-symmetrical to emphasise this and to make it very dynamic. As the light appears as a wing circling a light, the name Icarus seemed an appropriate reference.

Extruded polyester
41.9 × 79.4 × 41.9 cm

2005 • Designed for Artecnica

Related projects: Daedalus

Icarus, Lighting, Studio Tord Boontje

From top: photography by Annabel Elston, Artecnica