VILO

uplight

2nd semester of Masters Programme

Form & Technology | 2016

Background

Light plays an important role of how our daily lives looks like today. High availability of luminaires and easy access to light makes it possible for most of us to do whatever we want at anytime of the day. This luxury could also have a negative impact on our health as our biological clock is influenced by light and time.

Project Description

Vilo is an uplighter that enables a variety of light environments. The adjustable shade is not only designed to reflect light in different directions but also to create ambience in the room. The geometric shapes are iconic and simple, yet expressive and playful.

Additionally , Vilo has an automatic dim down function to prepare the body and mind for rest and sleep. In 30 minutes – the time it takes to get dark when the sun has set – the light gradually turns off. The matte white side of the shade reflects the natural colour of the light. The red side reduces blue light to create a calming lighting mood at home. The shade can easily be rotated or flipped. This changes the light mood or reflects the light in the desired direction, creating a new visual expression each time.

Vilo comes in two sizes. One large floor model to set the light mood in any room, and a smaller model that works well on sidetables. ​

Exhibitions

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair | 2018

Salone Del Mobile Milano | 2017

The shade can easily be rotated or flipped. This changes the light mood or reflects the light in the desired direction, creating a new visual expression each time.