CMYK corner

Power LEDNylon
don (Donation Fondation Boghossian 2020)


The CMYK corner is a wall mounted light that cast coloured shadows. The lamp belongs in the corner of a room. It is attached to two walls. Like the original CMYK lamp, it projects interlacing lines of cyan, magenta and yellow, and has the floor and table as a playground. You can interact, play & unravel the colourful mysteries of light. It has this particular property that enables you to show how the primary colours of light, red, green and blue, on the one hand, and the pigment colours, cyan, magenta and yellow, on the other, interact. It’s not just a light, it’s an intriguing story. 

LED technologies bend the rules of lighting. It’s small, use of low voltage and lasts almost forever. Light becomes something that is integrated. We don’t have to think about replacement any more. I wanted to make a shape which is between figurative and abstract. Hiding light source and power supply at the same time. You can see it as a standing creature, but it’s more up to the fantasy of the spectator. Something that is intriguing for you. Rising questions, Which I shouldn’t answer. It would spoil the fun of watching it.

With the success of the original CMYK lamp, people reached out to us asking for a smaller version of the lamp. The CMYK Corner has separated light sources, meaning that the primary colors of light are in three different spots positioned. The effect is overwhelming, especially because the lamp is quite small.