This range of faceted paper shades exploits the warmth of light, and incredible colour changing properties of iridescent multi-chromatic surfaces.
TOBYhouse comissioned the custom fabrication of a unique prismatic card-stock (it is not available else where) that when backlit changes colour along the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green section of the rainbow in accordance with viewing angle.The faceted geometry of the pleated form exploits the multitude of surface angeles that are formed as it folds in a circle, resulting in a complex pattern of shifting rainbow glow and gentle undulating colour.
When not lit, the surface is a beautiful metallic pink and
TOBYhouse has explored a number of different 'Optical' materials and properties in its work. The idea that the very act of lookinbg at an object breathes life into it, that the reality of an object is entwined with the experience of that object, is fascinating.
Available in two shapes: the 'Boulle' (h35cm) which is pinched-in both top and bottom emits a warm gentle glow with a small bright spot at the bottom, and the 'Tulip' (h33cm) that is open to the bottom, so has a warm colour on its surface, and casts good light downwards.
Prices are £60.00 each for flatpacked, and £75.00 each for pre-assembled, plus postage. Please contact us for pre-asssembled orders.