SHY Light by Bec Brittain

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Modularity has made a splash on the canvas of design; recent architectural works and furniture leverage the personalization to allow the general public to customize a spatial experience. One of the most crucial characters of a space is the lighting, and New York designer Bec Brittain has found a way to translate this customizability to the field of lighting design. SHY Light, for American brand Matter, is a step toward this direction, and the light offers a variety of configurations through its triangulated network of LED tubes. Regardless of whether the living room needs a new sconce light, or a perhaps an extra ceiling fixture, SHY Light is able to fit the bill. The bright LED lights sit upon a black metal frame, and the visual contrast elevates the light in its sophistication. Still, the mobility of the joints of the SHY Light evokes memories of children’s toys such as the Hoberman sphere and the K’Nex construction toy system. A closer look at the structure and hub connections between bars reveals a detailed design that enables movement while preserving a necessary level of stability for the light to hold a desired shape.

 

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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