Zumtobel by Philipp P
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Venus and Sonne are the two luminaires designed to enable new ways of consuming artificial light, in response to the brief set by Zumtobel – to explore a day with light.

This project was nominated as a finalist in the client’s competition.
The unused potential of light
There have been many developments in LED technology that open possibilities to reproduce colours precisely. But still, natural light is far more complex than just colour. There are also UV and IR parts of the spectrum, as well as weather effects that make light not only visible, but also tangible.  This is what Venus and Sonne aim to create.
Safety
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
Fits every spot
The diverse range of fixtures sharing a single core provides architects the flexibility in lighting design. The interchangeable outer case in Venus and Sonne allows the designer to freely choose between various types of light for different applications.
Sonne Pendant
Venus Tracklight
Venus Surface Recessed
Venus Downlight
Sonne Tripod
Sonne Surface
Venus Pendant
Bringing sunlight indoors
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
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Venus and Sonne are the two luminaires designed to enable new ways of consuming artificial light, in response to the brief set by Zumtobel – to explore a day with light.

This project was nominated as a finalist in the client’s competition.
The unused potential of light
There have been many developments in LED technology that open possibilities to reproduce colours precisely. But still, natural light is far more complex than just colour. There are also UV and IR parts of the spectrum, as well as weather effects that make light not only visible, but also tangible.  This is what Venus and Sonne aim to create.
Safety
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
Fits every spot
The diverse range of fixtures sharing a single core provides architects the flexibility in lighting design. The interchangeable outer case in Venus and Sonne allows the designer to freely choose between various types of light for different applications.
Sonne Pendant
Venus Tracklight
Venus Surface Recessed
Venus Downlight
Sonne Tripod
Sonne Surface
Venus Pendant
Bringing sunlight indoors
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
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Venus and Sonne are the two luminaires designed to enable new ways of consuming artificial light, in response to the brief set by Zumtobel – to explore a day with light.

This project was nominated as a finalist in the client’s competition.
The unused potential of light
There have been many developments in LED technology that open possibilities to reproduce colours precisely. But still, natural light is far more complex than just colour. There are also UV and IR parts of the spectrum, as well as weather effects that make light not only visible, but also tangible.  This is what Venus and Sonne aim to create.
Safety
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
Fits every spot
The diverse range of fixtures sharing a single core provides architects the flexibility in lighting design. The interchangeable outer case in Venus and Sonne allows the designer to freely choose between various types of light for different applications.
Sonne Pendant
Venus Tracklight
Venus Surface Recessed
Venus Downlight
Sonne Tripod
Sonne Surface
Venus Pendant
Bringing sunlight indoors
Venus and Sonne both contain IR emitters that produce heat. The smaller version, Venus, uses a ceramic plate that warms up to ~400ºC, which is why it contains an array of proximity and temperature sensors – to detect obstacles and adjust the heat intensity –  as well as a “Hot surface” indicator and a heat sink.
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