Duelis – from sketches to the real product
It´s always like this in the design process; one sketch is replaced by another and each new seemingly “right” idea is exchanged for a different one, also mistaken as final. The initial thought about where to start is soon replaced by the choice of which of many details are insignificant, and which are seemingly not which but still very important for a designer. While the components are given from the beginning of the process, details are constantly changing – as fast as I´m able to shape it on a paper. All these are necessary complications, which in this case were the marks that moved DUELIS from drawing to reality.
The minimalist housing of DUELIS covers the optics, therefore the straight line is transformed into a wavy line at the point where the change of inner components takes place. The smooth line is deflected from its trajectory to hide the electronics and then comes back to the original strict line to finally close the whole. By looking at the outer shape you can practically look within the housing. It is an example of a design solution, where, even when using components of different sizes, a harmonic whole is achieved.
An elegant transition between electronic parts connects a thin and more substantial part of the aluminium housing into one whole. The driver placed inside frees the outer part from the additional elements.
Colour finishing of the first prototypes, where finished shapes get their final look in various combinations.
The DUELIS design is an example of a luminaire solution where individual inner parts are “accommodated” without compromising on elegant shape or harmony with the environment. With only a 14 mm deep profile/shape wand two rectangular lighting sources on the sides, it is floating in the office space like a flying wing. Technical minimalism on the sides is merging with an organic shaping in the middle part of the luminaire.
Homogeneity of the luminous section and compact bottom part make out of this luminaire a minimalistic, nevertheless distinctive and stylish element for the interior.
From the technician
A uniquely styled and highly effective office luminaire, DUELIS uses advanced self-cooling LED technology to deliver on-trend illumination with an ideal ratio of direct to indirect distribution, ensuring a feeling of wellbeing in any space. Task areas, walls and ceilings can all be aglow with pleasant, low-glare and homogenous light thanks to cleverly design diffusing optics. The sweeping lines of the ultra-slim housing, which is only 35 mm deep, strikes a modern yet timeless pose and gives the impression of hovering weightlessly in space. A refined statement piece for every office, this luminaire is constructed using the highest quality materials and methods and is fully adaptable to any aesthetic vision with customisable colour combinations.
If this is how you perceive the modern office, your office, then look no further for the solution to your lighting needs. DUELIS from OMS—created with the greatest attention paid to all those defining details – can meet the needs of the most exacting and dynamic corporate space whilst being energy efficient and eco-friendly.
Duelis will be one of the OMS luminaires exposed at Euroshop 2014 trade fair from February 16-20 in Düsseldorf, Germany! More here.