Space and different planets and stars have always inspired designers and art people, and I can say that the moon is number one here because it is romantic and beautiful and is always close to the earth. Songs, pictures and now furniture and light pieces were inspired by and created thanks to the moon. Today I would like to tell you about MOON, a collaboration between designer Oscar Lhermitte and the London-based design studio Kudu.
Using data sourced from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the light corresponds to the exact 3D scale of 1/20 million of the real celestial body in the miniature facsimile, including the topographical craters, elevation, and ridges of the moon. However, the moon model itself is only half the battle. A ring of LED lights revolves around the model of the moon and casts light on the real face of the moon, essentially recreating the phases of the moon from Earth. MOON works in 3 different modes. Manual mode: rotate the sunlight yourself and set the moon phase you want to see. Demo mode: watch a full synodic month in just 30 seconds. Live mode: experience the actual moon phase at a specific point in time. Stay in this mode and watch the phases of the globe change to the rhythm of the actual moon in the sky. One complete revolution (lunar synodal month) lasts 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 decor.