background
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.
the concept
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.
philosophy
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 
workspace situation.
interaction
breathing
The light body of Loui pulsates while being in sleep mode.
shaking
To begin a day working together with Loui, 
you have to wake it up.
expansion
As Loui wakes up, the light will spread 
across your workspace. 
brightness
Your ambient light condition can be dimmed 
and regulated by turning Loui.
spot
By squeezing it's body, the light will collect and 
turn into an accurate spot around Loui.

alignment
The spot can be aligned by turning Loui.
exhibition at the FHP Werkschau 
documentation
team members

Emil Woop, Leon Kürzeder & Felix Thiel
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