At most workspaces, light is just appearing in background, so individuals recognize
its bad condition when their eyes start to get tired. Elsewise the light is hardly accessible so
that it just spreads across the room and is not controllable. A suitable and healthy light which
fits to different types of work conditions is unreachable or even nonexistent. Being part of an
automised light system, the ideal light should turn these dependencies the other way around:
Giving the user control for setting up a perfect luminous environment and focussing the auto-
matic background processes on holding the preferences throughout the whole day, including
minor or major changes.
Light is typically thought additive: many different light sources are assembled to achieve the
desired light condition. Our concept combines the possibilities of light sources and represents
it into one interactive and holistic interface. The user can influence the light from his working
desk. An intuitive interface makes the intangible properties of light tangible through physical
comprehensible change in the form and an immediate reaction of the light itself. The user can
now shape it - similar to a flexible mass.
We are convinced that in contrast to pictures of a intangible and non objective future, the
world of tomorrow will not be handled without physical interfaces, because the haptic and
the feeling of objects as well as forming them with our hands and the simultaneous visual and
physical feedback of an existing body represents the most original and natural interaction
model for a human being. Our interface is developed to make the intelligent technology that
operates invisibly in the background more understandable and easier to experience through
a representative object, which is designed to control light more intuitive and natural at any
The light body of Loui pulsates while being in sleep mode.
To begin a day working together with Loui,
you have to wake it up.
As Loui wakes up, the light will spread
across your workspace.
Your ambient light condition can be dimmed
and regulated by turning Loui.
By squeezing it's body, the light will collect and
turn into an accurate spot around Loui.
The spot can be aligned by turning Loui.
exhibition at the FHP Werkschau
Emil Woop, Leon Kürzeder & Felix Thiel