The Magellan commands contemporary spaces with elegance, and pure, concentric form. Multiple shades surround a hollow center in a static orbit, creating a soft, floral effect that invites the eye to navigate the fixture's contoured repetition. Indirect light is cast onto the shade interiors, creating an even, ambient glow. Featured as a stand-alone or clustered in larger spaces, the Magellan is especially suitable as a dramatic focal point.
Magellan is a low voltage power delivery system. The core delivers power to interchangeable light engines and shades. The core serves as a framework for an evolving platform of new configurations, material options, and lighting effects. Each shade is an individual light source that can be mixed or exchanged. The light sources are independent from one another and can be easily removed in the field for service.
I approach fixtures as both products and systems; elements that can be used individually or optioned to provide different light output, scale ranges, and unique applications. The Magellan is both dependent and independent of architecture, it is self-structured and hangable. It is both a series of individual light sources and a cohesive, complimentary structure.
The initial aesthetic took its cues from geometric patterns and sun formations. The intent was to create the potential for large volumes that could both appear to float and allow for sight straight through it to reveal its construction, enhancing the feeling of expansion. The even aura of light holds the different sources together as one single entity.
The low-voltage LED technology allows the core structure to be both a foundation and a seed to take on new aesthetics and functions. Indirect, reflective ambient light that both emits and allows light to pass through it creates an even flow of light all around the fixture. The felt shades provide sound absorption.
The light sources can easily be removed from the core for maintenance and refurbishment. The investment in the core serves as a platform for new integrated technology which moves in speed and directions yet to be discovered. Simply make a light source that twist-locks to the core to refresh and reinvent.