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Spot evolved from the idea of reinterpreting the classic white glass globe into a playful, colourful and graphic new suspension light. During the glassblowing process, transparent and white spheres are rolled onto thin and small glass filaments of various colour tones, which stick to the sphere. The glass is then blown into a conventional wooden mould and the filaments stretch, creating random graphic patterns as well as optical and lighting effects. Spot come in four different finishes, with complete light fitting, adjustable in length, including a stainless steel cable system and ceiling rose.
Born in Brussels in 1978, Sylvain Willenz has lived consecutively in the US, Belgium and in the UK. Sylvain studied MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2003. In 2004, Sylvain opened his Design Office, based in Brussels, Belgium with an approach to design characterized by a clear inquisitiveness for products, industry and processes. His work has been acquired by international museums, integrating their permanent collections and archives. In 2009, leading press and institutions nominated Sylvain as Belgian Designer of the Year and the office has been granted some of the most highly considered awards including several iF Awards and Red Dot “Best of the Best” Awards in Product Design. Running the office full-time, Sylvain regularly takes part in education, participating in graduation jurys or leading workshops. Sylvain has worked with ECAL (CH), ENSAV La Cambre (BE), VITRA Summer Workshop (DE), amongst others and regularly gives conferences about his practice and work.
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