PHENOMENEON (organic)

Dutch Design Week – Eindhoven – de Kazerne – Oktober 2015

Pieke Bergmans exhibited Phenomeneon, a series of blue neon lights in varying widths and unexpected shapes that posed the question, “Why do neon lights always come in a regular tube shape?”

“Initially I thought changing the widths of the tubes might not be possible,” she says, “but then I discovered that neon light fades when the diameter of the tube becomes wider.” The result is a series of fantastic, irregular shapes that shine brighter or dimmer depending on the widths of the hand-blown glass pipes. “I think these objects intrigue people because the light and shapes are so soft and a bit mystic,” says Bergmans. “Nowadays not many people simply stare at anything for very long, especially in Eindhoven where there are many technical people. I loved that people stopped and wondered about how it works.”

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