Internship at Studio Waldemeyer
As far back as the collective memory of mankind goes, the flame has been the first and only light source, guiding our ancestors through history from the moment we dared to differentiate ourselves from the animal kingdom. The fascination with the movement and warmth of this light source is hardwired into our brains thanks to millions of years of this most special of relationships. The advent of electric light has done nothing to diminish our love for candle light, if anything it has helped to emphasise, just how special it’s effect is to us.
A few years back a playful experiment with a small LED matrix at Studio Waldemeyer produced a surprising result. Despite it’s very low resolution, the digital circuit managed to perfectly reproduce the complex motion of a flame. But the surprise was less in the technical ability but in people’s response to it. As if by magic we had captured the essence of everything a flame means, and added some intrigue. The tiny circuit had it’s own soul and captured peoples imagination unlike anything we had created up to this point or since.
The table lamps ‘eternal flame’ and ‘midnight’ oil were launched via Kickstarter campaign and later added a hanging version, celestial flame.
Studio Waldemeyer was invited to create festive light installations illuminating all of Bicester Village, one of the UK’s top shopping and tourist destinations. The same concepts were also adapted to La Vallee Village in France. In 2017 we installed more than 2000 specially adapted ‘midnight oil’ lamps. The animated lamps created a magic Christmas atmosphere, a cosy hint of yesteryear, using the most advanced of today’s LED technology.