A completely white interior amplifies the light of the LED within and eclipses its source, making it seem as if the lamp was shining of its own accord.
At the base, a reflective screen projects light back out, making the Elipse appear to be hovering a few centimetres above the ground.
“My philosophy is always to create a light that has a magical element, in which you don’t know exactly where the light comes from,” said Xuclà. “Since the light is somehow ‘hidden’ it can surprise the user and that is precisely what adds the most value.”
Elipse is available in two heights and a graphite grey or brown finish, allowing it to blend easily into different exteriors.
It also comes as a sconce, which can be mounted to walls or facades and used to emphasise different architectural features.
According to Xuclà, the diagonal cut that runs along the top of the aluminium tube gives the light a sculptural quality even when it is not in use.
“Apart from being an outdoor lamp with an upward-focused light, it’s also a design object in its own right, formally relevant during the day and giving off a special lighting effect at night,” he said.
About Dezeen Showroom: Dezeen Showroom offers an affordable space for brands to launch new products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen’s huge global audience. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dezeen Showroom is an example of partnership content on Dezeen. Find out more about partnership content here.
The post Elipse outdoor light by Josep Lluís Xuclà for Marset appeared first on Dezeen.