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Brief Published: 23 Nov 2011

Collection of Light


Stockholm-based design studio Humans Since 1982 taps into the popularity of collecting and the curated home. And its Collection of Light is exactly that – a limited-edition lightbox comprised of more than 300 LEDs, arranged by size, type, and individually labelled with name and colour temperature.

Treating each bulb as a specimen for scientific study, the studio says: “The aim is to create an aura of a real collection (similar to a collection of insects) and expose each illuminant as a worthy industrial product.”

The lightboxes are constructed from original refurbished insect collection drawers from the Museum of Natural History Stockholm – an authentic mix of entomology and industrial archiving.

"Collection of Light" is currently on show at Phillips de Pury, 45-47 Brook Street at Claridge's, London.

For more inspiration, see the Stylus report Warm Glow and The New Collectors.