A flexible lighting tool with irreducible components

Although reduced to the absolute essential, Eyja creates a powerful light effect and is defining the interiors it is used in


I designed the pendant light in spring 2010 during the eruption of the “Eyjafjallajökull” in Iceland. Since it reminded me a bit of a volcano turned upside down, I named it after the volcano that shut down Europe’s air traffic at that time and had many of my friends being stuck in Milano after the Salone del Mobile.
“Eyja” creates a spotlight that can easily be adapted to the lighting task with exchangeable glass lenses which are held in position by the glare shield.
The luminaire consists of only three components around the COB LED: A milled aluminium heat sink, the lens and the glare shield ring equipped with a bayonet joint.
Nonetheless, the lamp is becoming a strong element of architecture and its suspension system is defining a space between the light itself and the canopy.




Photography of volcano: Boaworm

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