Pentakis light

  • Series: Polyhedra project (2010 - on-going)
  • Concept: Spherical tessellated structures as light objects. Main aim in this design is to maintain continuous slots as much as possible - as if the triangles were floating on the surface. Therefore, the connection points were made minimal.The Pentakis dodecahedron is a Catalan polyhedron, based on the twelve-sided dodecahedron, but with a pentagonal pyramid on each face. This iteration of 60 triangles creates a more spherical form and, above all, numerous slots through which the light can be projected onto walls and ceiling
  • Materials: Aluminium triangles, custom-made steel joints, LED-technology. Here, we show a version with untreated, rough-looking aluminium triangles - a design we think is appealing since it mediates a certain craftsmanship-look. However, there is the possibility of using a shiny or matte coating in white or black.
  • Dimension: Can be customized. Images show a version with a diameter of 60 cm.