LYOT – Dark Matter Light Collection

An illuminated rod
controls the shape of
an airy mesh exterior.


LYOT takes its inspiration from giant crystals piercing a cavernous space.

An illuminated rod shapes the airy, mesh exterior, forcing it to pull and drape in a subtly structured way, reminiscent of a garment. The position of the rod creates different visual effects - asymmetrical / symmetrical,
flat / voluminous.

Dark Matter Light Collection


In 2010, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of black spots on the planet’s surface, which are so dark that nothing inside can be seen. Imagining what might lie below the surface of these mysterious holes sparked the ‘Dark Matter’ collection of lights, in which each lamp was born from a separate hypothesis.



Project Details


Dark Matter Light Collection nominated for Rene Smeets Prijs
(most professional project) for the 2014 Graduation show,
Design Academy Eindhoven



IUS - Dark Matter Light Collection