Icosahedron light



aluminium, steel, LED
Diameter (images): 22 cm
otherwise variable
© 2012 Fredrik Skåtar
The Icosahedron is one of the five platonic shapes, consisting of 20 equally large triangles that all have the same edge length. The LED projects the icosahedral symmetry as a 2d-pattern onto the surrounding walls. The sculpture can be enlarged depending on the room it is supposed to be placed in and can either hang from the ceiling or be positioned on a flat surface.












Fredrik Skåtar conducts workshops on 3D-modelling (Rhinoceros), parametric design (Grasshopper3d) and graphic design/image editing (Adobe CS). Common for all workshops is the focus on individual tasks rather than software commands. In that way, goal-oriented motivation generates skills. Related


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Fredrik Skåtar

Fredrik Skåtar started his studio in Berlin in 2010. Since 2012 he is also a PhD researcher within the field of architecture at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, focusing on the development and application of generative design tools. Previously, Fredrik Skåtar worked four years as a project manager at Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH…


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What we do

Studio Fredrik Skåtar is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Berlin, Germany. We create our own design objects, and work with interior design and architectural projects   We also support our clients with custom-made design solutions, from sketch ideas to production through modern technology.   We have a long experience within the fields of visualization,…


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