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Superloon by Jasper Morrison: the Moon and the Truth

There are many excellent examples of design catching SEEN’s eye at the moment – appropriately enough for the London Design Festival – and none more eye-catching than the stunning Superloon light, an EDIDA 2016 award-winner, by Jasper Morrison.

There are many excellent examples of design catching SEEN’s eye at the moment – appropriately enough for the London Design Festival – and none more eye-catching than the stunning Superloon light, an EDIDA 2016 award-winner, by Jasper Morrison.

Utilising a new sort of LED technology, a ring of LED lights sends light sideways into the edge of a flat composite disk. When lit, the piece resembles the moon in all its luminous glory. Further, the light can be rotated 360 degrees on its own axis so that it may be used as ambient light, or as a reading light.

Resting on a tripod, the Superloon has a built-in optical sensor that allows the light to dim, and also increase or decrease in colour warmth, using the very latest Warm Tone Dimming technology.

In an age dominated by the harsh blue light of phones and screens, the Superloon offers us a truly restful experience that connects us with nature and folklore. As the Buddha said, ‘three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon and the truth.’

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Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.