On the website of Switzerland-based trans-disciplinary design studio atelier oï, the Oïphorique lamp falls under the categories of ‘dancing, scenography, installation, material manipulation, moving, textile, expansion, light, breathing, sculptural’. Designed for Spanish lighting brand Parachilna, it is more than just a luminaire. The elegant pleated textile diffusers on a steel structure start to move accordion-like when switched on.
A quote on the studio’s website embodies the creative philosophy behind its products such as this lamp. “Purist, minimalistic and always skilfully realised according to the most rigorous standards, atelier oï’s creations seduce by arousing emotions, memory, senses and conscience,” it reads. The lamp comes in a floor-standing or ceiling version, and is available from Xtra Designs.