Pairing product design with art, HagenHinderdael are an award-winning London duo who pursue a design approach that explores the relationship of lighting and large scale installations in immersive environments. HagenHinderdael is an active member of the OLEDWorks Channel Partner Program.
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A collaboration between designers HagenHinderdael and 3d printing technologists ForustTM, Cocoon is a decorative pendant light celebrating an innovative way to reduce timber waste through rethinking deforestation and the take and make production process. From the form through to its materiality and manufacturing, we sought to develop a product that is not only eco-friendly but fully degradable.
The sculptural form of Cocoon has been developed to resemble an organic structure that speaks to the natural materials being used and creates an opportunity for beautiful protrusions to throw shadows of light on to the surrounding surfaces. The shell itself is made of 3d printed sawdust and has been developed in collaboration with ForustTM, a new 3d printing process by Desktop Metal that sustainably produces functional end-use wood parts through high-speed manufacturing, using methods that are non-destructive to our planet’s ecology.
The shell also serves as a protective cover, embracing and hiding within it an integrated OLED light source. A slimline technology that is easy on the earth, easy on the eyes, and produced from 85% glass with a balance of organic materials and non-toxic metals, the OLED panel sits effortlessly within the cap of the Cocoon light dispersing light uniformly across the pendant with a soft, warm glow at 3000k light temperature.