with its elastic movement and shifting form, urchin softlight invites playful interaction. Using flexible honeycomb geometry, the textile shade expands and morphs into myriad shapes as you manipulate it with your hands. Its curious motion is akin to that of a sea creature, giving the luminary its unique name.
design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllendocumentation
rare earth magnets set into the final layer of textile form a hidden seam for the shade to fasten to itself.
urchin’s asymmetrical sides create two distinct families of forms. Flipping the flat side out turns the shade into a cone or cylinder, while the curved side fashions more rounded, natural shapes.
the shades are made from a textile that possesses the delicate look of Japanese washi and transmits light as gentle glow.
a nonwoven polyethylene, the material is tear- and water-resistant, UV-stable and anti-static to repel dust.
a custom dimmer featuring one-button functionality cycles urchin’s luminosity from off to full brightness and back.
CAD drawings available upon request
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