OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism.
AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.
‘XY180’ is a 3-piece collection of luminaires designed by OMA. The collection was born from a fascination with point, line and surface; key characters in the discourse of architecture. The floor, wall and ceiling lights, are for both individual and shared workspace, but can also be applied to domestic and public interior spaces.
The line uses precise geometric proportions. The base elements, which include a tube light in different lengths, and a spot light in either a discreet 8W or a powerful 20W caliber, can be combined with a hinge, to generate countless light conditions, both complex. As individual components, each part is familiar. When assembled however, they can take unpredictable and asymmetrical positions. The dimmable tube lights give ambient lighting, democratic and shared, while the spot lights, in two different outfits, provide focused lighting, isolated and hierarchal.
This collection will be launched fall 2017, but you can signup to stay informed: