Innovative, Eindhoven-based duo OS ∆ OOS has designed a series of three glass and concrete lights inspired by the concept of syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee]. In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. This particular table lamp considers occultation, which occurs when an apparently larger body passes in front of an apparently smaller one.
Each day, the sun "rises and sets," making life on earth possible. It is a constant light source; we experience night only when a part of the earth is cast into shadow as it rotates around the sun. The Syzygy lights are inspired by the same principle; the light source is constant, remaining always on. The light is adjusted by a subtle rotation of three light-filtering discs, placed in front of the light source. The rotations of these three discs mimic the effects of a syzygy. The end result is an atmospheric light inspired by the sun and its surrounding celestial bodies, where the light quality can be adjusted on the human scale.