Mirrored Spherical Lamp;⌀1.25m

Enlightening Moments With a Mirrored Spherical Lamp

The Fritz Gruber place in Cologne shines from now, on in a whole new light: ACCENTform created a mirrored LED spherical lamp according to the design specifications of the lighting designer Burkhard Wand from Hamburg. The lamp was processed by Carl Petersen / Hamburg and precisely positioned.

Hanging high above the street, the spherical lamp, made ​​of stainless steel «lights up» accented the public space and creates an impressive evening shadow-play of people, trees and other movable or immovable “characters”.  In a simple way, this creates temporary pictures and makes the place an ever-changing work of art.

ACCENTform manufactured the fibreglass sphere of 1.25 meters (4 feet) in diameter and about 5 mm (1/5 inch) thick.   The light-ball illuminates an exactly predetermined square area using high performance LEDs.  This fibreglass object includes inside mounting lugs and rotary flanges in order to increase the rigidity and yield a precise cutout in the spherical shape.

 

For the mirror-like glossy surface ACCENTform used a special metal coating from VeroMetal. In contrast to conventional chemical mirror-like finish coating processes, the stainless steel jacket was applied by means of a 95% metal powder content in a 1.0 mm (.04 inch) thick layer. Due to this rather «thick» metal coating, the surface ensures a very high weather resistance. Accurately smoothed by hand and extensively polished, the impressive spherical lamp provides not only enlightening moments, but also tends to overshadow the conversation.

 

Client:

Carl Petersen Metallverarbeitung e.K.
Langbehnstr. 6-8
22761 Hamburg
www.carlpetersen.de

Burkhard Wand Lichtplanung
Friedensallee 41
22765 Hamburg
www.wand-lichtplanung.com

Supplier:

VeroMetal GmbH
Carlstraße 50
52531 Übach-Palenberg
www.verometal.com

 

Photographer:

Fotostudio Balsereit
Hahnenstraße 4
50667 Köln
www.balsereit.de