Luciola is brought to life with a simple gesture.
By pulling the brass handle, the lamp's structure is released from its tension. The lamp wakes and lights up. If the pull is reestablished, the light goes back out - Luciola falls back to sleep, sometimes immediately before the user.
Luciola is the result of a collaboration with Juliane Schmidt, and overall part of the project "REPLACE PLASTIC", supervised by Hans-Ulrich Budde and Susann Paduch.
Part of the project was a collaboration with outforspace, a young company from the Allgäu. We used their veneer "karuun 3D" to realize both Luciola and Omega.