Playfulness with light
And it is exactly the play with light that make his objects so unique. The SCHOTT AR or “Duran” glass tubes he uses refract natural and artificial light sources, changing their appearance depending on the spectator‘s point of view. The 150x150 cm pictures created by the Swiss-based designer are framed in aluminum and consist of tubing which collects light, livening up the geometric color surfaces of the back wall.
Yet he creates more than just pictures in the classical sense. A room partition made of glass tubing is one such work. Interesting light effects are created by attaching glass rings to the tubes. When lit from both ends, the light is refracted by the rings, creating a one-of-a-kind partition.
Glass school in Hungary
Light and space
The artist combines his sense for glass and light with a feeling for space when creating larger works from industrial glass. Like his smaller creations, these are objects that can be used in everyday life. The “halogen lamp” beside an armchair, for example, can also be used as a reading lamp. He attached about fifty “Duran” glass tubes, each 14 millimeters across and 150 centimeters high, to a marble pedestal and made it glow using only one light source, a halogen lamp. The overall impression is that there is a single, separate lamp within each glass tube.
“Spectraflex” fiber optic light guides made by SCHOTT allow numerous glass tubes of various lengths to glow, part of the ceiling illumination of a work he named “Bar”. A sky filled with fluorescent tubes opens up to the patron sitting in the pleasantly lit bar when, after looking at his wine glass, he slowly moves his eyes upwards to see the glass glowing in the ceiling.