Milan-based designer Toan Nguyen was invited by VIBIA to design a light piece for Euroluce 2015, the biennial international lightning exhibition, part of Milan Design Week. The result is an elegant light installation which uses mathematical order to form endless geometrical compositions – hence its name is : ‘Algorithm’.

'Algorithm' at Milan Design Week 2015, Courtesy of VIBIA

‘Algorithm’ at Milan Design Week 2015, Courtesy of VIBIA

The light globes consist of blown brown glass, with a striated texture. Each one is fitted with a 2W LED – the light can be adjusted in intensity, while the texture of the glass helps to dim it. The globes are connected with slick metal pieces to an anchored mesh, forming a background. Together, the technical pieces create interesting shadows, depending on the geometrical configuration and represent the “rational” part of the project. In contrast, the light globes represent the more “human”, poetic part – their texture and geometry offer a tactile experience by inviting viewers to touch them.

Toan Nguyen Interview, Video Courtesy of Archiproducts

The delicate suspended globes “express harmony, rhythm and the poetry of mathematics and nature“, as VIBIA mentions. As most of their projects, ‘Algorithm’ can be custom designed to fit any space, according to its destination and the needs of the client. Its configurations are a reminder of nature’s algorithmic geometry formed by flocks of birds, raindrops or constellations.

By: Ana Cosma

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