Space and various planets and stars have always inspired designers and people of art, and I can say that the moon is number one here because it’s romantic and beautiful and it’s always close to the earth. Songs, pictures and now furniture and light pieces were inspired by the moon and created thanks to it, and today I’d like to tell you of MOON, a collaborative creation between designer Oscar Lhermitte and London-based design studio, Kudu.
Using data sourced from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the light matches in exact 3D 1/20 million scale detail the real heavenly body in miniature facsimile, including the topographic craters, elevation, and ridges of the moon. But the lunar model itself is only half of the equation. A ring of LED lights revolves around the moon model, casting light upon the correct face of the moon, in essence recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth. MOON operates in 3 different modes. Manual mode: Rotate the sun light yourself and set the lunar phase that you would like to see. Demo mode: Observe a complete synodic month in just 30 seconds. Live mode: Experience the actual lunar phase happening at a given moment. Stay in this mode and observe the globe changing phases in rhythm with the actual Moon in the sky. One full rotation (Lunar synodic month) will take approximately 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.80 seconds.
The unique look of the lamp and its concept is just amazing, and it’s great to make a bold statement in any décor.