The Serpentine Light brings the best of playfulness and lighting design together. Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren, from Swedish design studio Front, came up with the idea for the Serpentine Light when playing with a piece of paper; discovering the limits of the different shapes it could adopt.

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Inspiration can be found anywhere

Who would have thought that a simple piece of paper could bring about so much? The Aha! moment for Front came from playing with the tension of the paper, discovering what made the surface flow naturally; without losing the continuous flow. They realised that the twisting was made easier when using an S-shape. Combining multiple S-shapes made the shape look like a twisting and turning road. Bending the shape created cones or waves. The possibilities seemed endless.

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A fun and curious focal point

The Serpentine Light comprises four S-shapes, made from a non-woven fabric, twisted into cones and fashioned together to create an intricate shape that keeps you guessing. The dark lines create the effect of an endless upwards spiral, while the translucent material scatters and diffuses the light evenly throughout a space.

The Serpentine Light is a playful design created with elaborate twists and turns, that keeps intriguing with its illusion of perpetual movement.

About Front

Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are the members of the Swedish design studio Front. Their works are based on common discussions, explorations and experiments and they collaborate in all projects from initial ideas to the final product. Front’s design objects often communicate a story to the observer about the design process, about the material, or about conventions within the design field.

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