Glint literally means 'a small flash of light reflected by a shiny surface'. The Glint Light collection is exactly that; a reflection of light on two interlocking aluminium parts.
Because the graphically designed arms of the aluminium parts overlap and partly cover the light source, a splintered, poetic play of light is created. The light is diffused across the wall, floor and/or ceiling.
The collection consists of two different types of lamps: a hanging lamp and a wall lamp. The aluminum parts are anodized in the colors 'black-copper' or 'champagne'. Both colours have a different effect on the reflection of the light and give the light its own intensity and quality.
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
With us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
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The Glint Light is designed by Susanne de Graef. Susanne has a great fondness for textiles and light. Through the synthesis of innovation and attentive design, light acquires a different meaning for her. The result? Innovative design with a traditional feel, in the form of surprising, playful and inviting lighting designs that express amazement.
For the design of the Glint Light, Susanne explored the genesis of artificial light, drawing inspiration from old Philips light bulb posters from the early 20th century. The light beams, dispersed from the incandescent lamp and beautifully illustrated as geometric patterns, show the essence of light and its effect. Susanne translated the patterns into shape and material to the Glint Light.
Inspiration images from Philips archives 1918
Sketch models of the Glint in paper
Our first meeting with Susanne and her Glint Light was in London, where we both exhibited at London Design Fair 2017. We immediately noticed her innovative design with a traditional feel. By turning on the Glint Light, the shape and material are mixed with the effects of light, creating a beautiful interaction with the environment.
The design of the Glint Light was almost finished and Susanne had already had a first prototype series produced. With the help of an LED light expert we developed the technical part of the lamp together.
All parts of the Glint Light are made in the Netherlands. The lamp consists of two interlocking aluminium parts that are lasered from a plate and bent into shape with a special press.
Then the parts are anodised to strengthen the material and give colour to the aluminium. This is done at a company that specializes in the treatment of exterior facades for architecture. They have a very nice quiet and pure color series that the lamp really deserves.
Next, the LED parts are attached to the lamp and the two aluminium parts are woven together.
The aluminium parts for this lamp are laser cut at our steel manufacturer in Bergeijk (NL).
Then the parts are bent in Eindhoven (NL) so that they can be put together after the next step.
Anodising takes place in Roosendaal (NL).
LED & Assembly
The LED parts are integrated in the lamp , including a diffuser for a nice quiet light distribution.
The LED is dimmable with a supplied dimmer.
Production in 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
The assembly of the lamp is also done here.
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
Diameter 41.5 cm
Depth 10 cm
In Vij5 collection since 2019
Anodising is a widely used treatment method for aluminium where the oxide film gives a protective layer on the aluminium. The oxide layer is fully integrated into the material and forms a strong molecular bond.
Do you want to see the Glint Light by Susanne de Graef in real life?
Come to our showroom in Eindhoven, this product is exclusively available through Vij5 and not through regular sales points.
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotationhere.
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