World View Light: LED's Fly High

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What a good idea. This is a show stopper and sure to spawn imitations. We are surprised that it hasn't been done before... by Ingo Maurer, for example.

Designed by Afroditi Krassa, "World View is a virtually weightless lighting fixture.Constructed from a cluster of 91 LEDs suspended from a silver helium balloon and anchored by a spool at floor level, World View proves the simplest, most humble materials can reach great heights."

Indeed. It will be available in through Innermost early next year and will cost @ $600. (Gizmodo) MGR

PS. Has anyone noticed that Gizmodo is inluding home furnishings in their weblog lately? What's that about?

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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.