Hollow Light explores the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects. Designed by Berlin-based Hayo Gebauer Studio, the medium-sized table lamp casts a soft atmospheric light that brings a sense of comfort to a space. Its generous proportions, measuring 24 × 16 × 18 cm, combined with a simplistic geometry provide it with a friendly character. Viewed from an angle, the perceived heft of the body reveals that the illuminated glass cylinder is in fact hollow and no light source is present inside of it.
“Hollow Light highlights the omnipresent phenomenon that is light,” applied in a way that enhances the lamp’s form and creates wonder by showing its saturating qualities when combined with a translucent form. Although there is a clear minimal aesthetic to Hollow Light, Hayo Gebauer has not intentionally designed a product with less. Rather, it’s about soft, streamlined shapes that invite you to touch them.
The base of the lamp houses all electronic hardware and encompasses the glass cylinder. Additionally, it houses a recessed light source. The light emitted, passes through the cylinder and is refracted on its satin-finished inner-surface, resulting in a soft and subtle glow for a cosy ambience.