"Fascinated by the variety of existing light colours I am interested in the feelings people get from it.
I experienced a big difference in cultures among the world.
In China I saw a lot blue-ish light in the living rooms. In The Netherlands you barely see this, there it’s mostly yellow/ orange-tinted: warm. In the Dutch culture we learn that blue is a cold color, you shouldn't use it at home. It doesn’t give you a comfortable feeling. In China, I heard, blue or green light is the best you can have at home! I heard different reasons. One of them was that clear light gives you a feeling of safety, another explanation was that it keeps away bad spirits."
The Lotus Wish Leaf is a light filter for the energy saving blue light bulbs. It can be attached to the cable and causes a warmer shade.
Bringing two different cultures together.
The Lotus Wish Leafs were installed as a big outdoor installation, made by Master Gu. The visitors of the exhibition could take a Leaf home, or give it away with a wish.
After the Light-festival, the metal structure is all what is left, to reduce left-over material. The metal structure can be recycled.
"DutChinese, an international cultural exchange project, intends to amalgamate creative Dutch designs with traditional Chinese handicrafts, literally realizing dialogue and cooperation between the two countries. Five Dutch designers and five Nanjing craftsmen have been invited to the project, and they are paired up to work with each other, learn from one another, experiment new techniques as well as create new products." - DutChinese
Frederike Top Design worked with Master Gu, a Quinhuai Lantern craftsman from Nanjing. They worked together to develop several products, for both the interior as for public space.
Thanks to the DutChinese Foundation.