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two.parts 3D printed ceramic lighting series

The New York based designer Christo Logan, founder of studio two.parts, creates pendant lights built with 3D printed ceramics series. A series of twelve 3D printed ceramic pendants with hidden LEDs. Each fixture’s ceramic body is illuminated as if by an invisible light bulb, inverting its visual perception as the interior surfaces act as the light source.

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two.parts algebra – © Juan Ude


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two.parts angel – © Juan Ude

Age Old Techniques + New Age Technologies:

For 20,000 years, ceramic has been used for its strength, plasticity, heat resistance, sustainability and material warmth. More recently, digital modeling and fabrication have enabled the unprecedented realization of complex hollow structures. Incorporating the capabilities of each, two.parts fixtures feature internal details that conceal LEDs, wiring, diffusers and custom hardware. After glazing and firing, the perfectly smooth and clean forms show no hint of their computerized origins.

The end result is a series of pure ceramic geometries that enigmatically illuminate both themselves and their environment without discernible aid from a light source.

two.parts fixtures are designed and assembled in New York with parts from Belgium, Sweden, Japan, China and the United States. The twelve models can be ordered directly from the two.parts website with seven color options for both ceramic and cord.

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two.parts atom – © Juan Ude


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two.parts canary – © Juan Ude

Design Features:

The fixtures appear to enclose a mysteriously absent bulb. When lit, the central void illuminates the interior, inverting the perception of each shape and causing the ceramic surfaces themselves to act as the light source.

Each piece is printed, glazed, and fired multiple times. Lacking any traces of printing, this method of fabrication enables the pieces to have complex and hollow shapes. Features built into the monolithic ceramic parts make it possible to conceal the light sources, wiring and connection hardware, itself 3D printed in acrylic.

Ceramic turns out to be an ideal material due to its strength, plasticity, sustainability, beautiful finish and ability to withstand heat.

The indoor fixtures have an illumination power ranging between Edison and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. Emitting a warm white light (2700K), they are available in glaze and cord colors of white, black, red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

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two.parts frame – © Juan Ude


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two.parts fuchsia – © Juan Ude

Christo Logan:

two.parts uses 3D printed ceramic and clandestine LEDs to make a new kind of light. Each fixture’s unibody is illuminated as if by an invisible bulb, inverting its perception as the interior surfaces become the light source.

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two.parts geode – © Juan Ude


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two.parts heatsink – © Juan Ude

Ceramic’s “age-old techniques” boast plasticity, strength, sustainability, heat resistance and material warmth, while “new-age technologies” can fabricate complex hollow structures. Combining the two, our pendants exhibit a smooth, clean exterior finish after glazing and firing, while printed internal details conceal lighting components and hardware.

The result is a series of pure ceramic geometries that enigmatically illuminate both themselves and their environment.

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two.parts helmet – © Juan Ude


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two.parts orbit – © Juan Ude

New York architect Christo Logan founded two.parts as a platform to develop any and all creative ideas worth pursuing to the end. He previously designed award winning projects at offices including WORKac, Urbanus Architecture and Design, and Sage & Coombe Architects.

Since attending Princeton, he has won numerous art and architecture competitions and taught graduate architecture and urban design studios at UC Berkeley and Columbia. He specialized in digital fabrication while studying at Columbia GSAPP and has since produced furniture and installation projects for clients ranging from Lenovo to Droog Lab. Christo launched two.parts in 2016 to freely explore and fully execute design opportunities regardless of type or medium.

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two.parts phase – © Juan Ude

Data:

Name: two.parts
Type: Pendant light, Lighting Collection
Materials: Glazed ceramic
Materials Combination: Ceramic + Color, Eco / Recycled / Green
Dimensions: Varies
Lamp Type:

  • Light Temp: 2700K – 4000K
  • CRI: 90
  • Brightness: 400 lumens / ~40W equiv

Colour: Mix / Multi Color – 7 options to select – white, black, red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Year: 2016

Awards:

  • 2016 – Interior Design Magazine Award – Best of Year Awards – Categories: Product > Lighting: Pendant (single bulb) – Winner
  • 2016 – Blueprint Awards – Categories: Best Product – Winner
  • 2016 – Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Awards – Good Design Award
  • 2016 – Architectural Record Awards – Record Products Awards – Categories: Lighting & Electrical – Winner

The people:

Lighting Designer: Christo Logan – Brooklyn, New York, United States
Manufacturer: two.parts –  – Brooklyn, New York, United States
Text Description: © Courtesy of Christo Logan
Images: © Christo Logan

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