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11 January 2011

Relumine by Mischer’Traxler



Vienna designers Mischer’Traxler have created a series of lights where two found lamps share one fluorescent bulb.
Relumine by MischerTraxler
Called Relumine, the project involves sourcing discarded lamps then applying fresh finishes, a glass tube and low-energy light fittings to the new compositions.
Relumine by MischerTraxler
The project was first exhibited as part of an exhibition called Bulb Fiction at Gallery Klaus Engelhorn during Vienna Design Week 2010.
Relumine by MischerTraxler
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Relumine by MischerTraxler
The information that follows is from Mischer’Traxler:

Relumine by Mischer’Traxler
The start of this project was a focus on light sources. Instead of completely designing a newly shaped lamp, ‘Relumine’ plays on the fact that we have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources.
Relumine by MischerTraxler
Each ‘Relumine’ uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds a fluorescent tube.
Relumine by MischerTraxler
By introducing a different means of light source to the old lamps, their look and feel changes completely. They become one new unit, each with its own character. Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.

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