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Daniel Becker | EMILY

A series of pendant lights with shades made of sheet steel. The inspired by a work of Andreas Gursky, James Bond Islands, which digitally arranged seem to float in the ocean. The idea was to lift them out of the ocean, creating lampshades that float in a space, says Becker, if they hang on the same height it creates the vague impression of a mountain landscape that lost touch with the ground. Becker chose to build the shapes out of metal, an obvious option because of the aging qualities of the material, but also a difficult task as one usually needs large and very expensive tools. The solution came from a research into manual processing methods of free form metal parts that were used till the middle of the 20th century. The metal shades are cut, bent, formed, welded and sanded by hand in a complex proces similar to the production of the bodywork of vintage cars. Daniel Becker (born 1983) studied industrial design at Braunschweig University of Art. After graduating he opened his own studio in Berlin. (2011-2015)
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