Vessel for Humanscale
Working backwards from this lofty goal in close collaboration with physicists, we concealed an LED light source above a finely-tuned quartz cylinder, shaped to refract the light downward without letting it escape. The result is strikingly new: a supremely balanced and even light, emanating from a beautiful, minimal, essentialist object. Vessel doesn’t resemble a light source as much as it evokes a magical container of light. Available in a variety of sizes, clusters, and chandeliers, Vessel made a splash in the world of design, took the architectural lighting market by storm, and lit the way forward for Humanscale.