Kooij tol light assembling 5
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Dirk van der Kooij
Tol
2023


Tol, Dutch for spinning top, is so named for its deceptive stance in suspended motion. Available in 3 variations, the series of alternating totems sit comfortably—softly grounded in their obtuse proportions. The lamp responds readily to its environment: in a completely darkened space, the brass hearts fade to black, leaving behind only golden, levitating bands. As a secondary light, the brass twinkles alongside the plastic as if it, too, is a light source. And when completely switched off, the golden hue of the plastic is drawn out by the warm and familiar brass. This play between materials is not a new foray for the studio, though the Tol does see metal revered alongside plastic as an equal—a first for Dirk, so long the affectionate bastion of recycled plastic.

Recycled plastic, brass fixtures, LED lighting


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1 | L48xW36xH37cm | 8-10 wks
1100 lm | 2400K

3 | L48xW36xH107cm | 8-10 wks
3300lm | 2400K

4 | L48xW36xH145cm | 8-10 wks
4400lm | 2400K

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