June NY Design Meetup: Adam Frank

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Designer: Adam Frank
Products: Reveal - Ambient Interior Lighting
Link: www.adamfrank.com

Adam's presentation at our 2nd Meetup was riveting. Though we'd known his Lumen from a few years back, his Reveal takes things a few steps further and is based on the super cool light installations he's been doing at Grand Central Station.

In keeping with Outdoor Home Month, Reveal is an ambient light source that projects the distant silhouette of a tree beyond the sharper silhouette of a window frame. Creating a lit window where you might not have one, the tree gently moves to further simulate a natural feature in your home...

All info on the Reveal is below.

Adam also showed us his "Shadow" and "Inside" installations, which we highly recommend checking out.

A limited, signed run of Reveal goes on sale later this month (waitlist: reveal@adamfrank.com).

-Reveal
- Anodized aluminum and stainless steel
- Reveal can be placed on a shelf or it can be mounted directly on a wall or ceiling

- "Reveal is a new type of interior lighting.

This work creates the impression that sunlight is streaming through a window and casting on an interior wall.

A light breeze appears to move through trees in the cast image.

Reveal can be placed on a shelf or it can be mounted directly on a wall or ceiling. The window projector is pointed at any interior surface. The image projected by Reveal is used as an ambient light source. "

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- Design Intent

- "Reveal is part of Adam Frank’s ongoing investigation of light and interactivity.

This product uses a new type of image to change the way a viewer feels about the space they occupy. The impression of real sunlight is achieved by using an image of cast sunlight. Reveal provides a sense of lightness and spaciousness to any room it is installed in.

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Reveal was developed in conjunction with a proposed art installation called Sunray. This work projects an animated sun on the ceiling of Grand Central Station. The sun appears to rise over the east side of the Main Concourse and set in the west. At certain times of day, it appears as if the roof is invisible. Viewers have the momentary sensation of seeing the real sun. This work transforms the still map painted on the ceiling into a living simulation. It can be thought of as a sunray in reverse."

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.