by Giulia Liverani

Concept Statement: Balance isn’t something you easily get, it’s something you have to gain. Universe itself is constantly searching for its equilibrium, balancing different elements to reach an ideal condition. Similarly, BOLLA is able to constantly equilibrate power and temperature to guarantee the desired lifetime of its LED. Heat dissipation is a crucial point of development in lighting. BOLLA uses a smart sensor to dimmer the power and hence the brightness depending on how much heat the surrounding element can dissipate. The result is an incredibly thin light body: without any kind of heatsink it can adapt to mutable conditions. This system creates an unique human interaction: when the LED is inside water you have a powerful bright light, diffused by water itself. When taken outside, in the air, the light is soften and the beam become direct, using water as a natural lens.

Project Specs: Total dimensions: 200 x 200 x 1000 mm Components and Materials: glass bowl 200mm, brass rods 8mm x 800mm, brass rods 6mm x 200, nylon wire, cord clock brass finishing, white aluminium ring, resin

Bio: OliveLab is a manufacturing and consultancy practice aiming to produce a new generation of lighting products. Attracted by innovations and new technologies, we see light as one of the more important resources of our life. The poetic but functional aspect of lighting take us to design new products focused on the true needs of the final consumer. Putting together our creativity, ideas and experiences we apply the same rigorous attention to context, quality and detail.


Place of Origin: Turin, Italy