Product: Luftschiff
Client: Functionals
Year: 2010
Materials: Aluminium, LED
IMG credits: Product pics: Functionals
Farumhus: Functionals
Mama Shelter Istanbul: Philippe Starck studio
Houtloods: unknown

Kranen/Gille’s cast aluminum light fixture resembles a submarine or airship. It glides through the air, tethered to the ceiling by nearly invisible steel wires. A thick black cable connects the light to its power source. This interplay between weight and weightlessness makes Luftschiff a dramatic, thought-provoking addition to a dining room or office environment.