Some weeks ago we were asked to design a light with logos to present to Secretary of State Keijzer and prince Constantijn on the opening of the Dutch young tech startups pavilion of the Hannover Messe 2018. We did, and on the first of May the pavilion was opened by secretary of state and the prince. This event was hosted by a young tech company called 3D4makers. They invented a waterless production process of 3Dprint filaments. SCHOONE LIGHTS uses 3D4makers PET-G in it’s prints, with great results.
During the passed two years, Gerard Schoone designed many variations of his smart light systems on 12 Volt (PATERNOSTER). Kees Kamper prototyped the ‘infill only’ parts and together they created the Schoone Light Collection.
On 6, 7 and 8 June The Schoone Light Collection is presented at Design District Rotterdam in the Van Nelle Factory. Check our newsletter for additional information about SCHOONE LIGHTS at DDR 2018.
Schoone Lights had a wonderful time at Rotterdam Design District. In fact we were surprised by the amount of positive attention our product received. Many visitors liked what they saw, but were curious about what they were looking at. Understandable, because when you see ‘infill only’ 3D prints for the first time, you might think: is it a kind of fabric or is it perhaps glass? Regular 3D prints have a plastic look and feel, ‘infill only’ products are mysterious.
Some months later, at ‘MEESTERLIJK’, a 3 day event the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam (where professionals from traditional craft such as silversmiths and woodworkers together with designers and manufacturers of handmade design expose their products) we had the same experience. Many people took a closer look at our ‘infill only’ shades, but did not dare to touch them. When we told them, they could, most people were surprised. They expected very fragile material, but they experienced a strong and stiff lamp shade: nice surprise.
A month ago Kees was interviewed by Bob Timroff of the Dutch tech magazine MACHINA. Bob wrote a great story about the Kees Kamper’s 3D print adventures and Bob tells the ‘infill only’ story better than we do.
At Alosery Art & Design you can experience and buy several editions of the ‘Paternoster’ light system.