F-Light by Paul Coudamy

January 31, 2012

French designer Paul Coudamy has sent us images of his F-Light project, a ceiling/light made of discarded Airbus windows.


Description from the designer:

After having spent 20 years flying at 1000 km/h 10 km high above the ground, liners at the end of their life-cycle are left rusting at the far end of airport runways. These marvels of engineering with their ultra functional curves resulting from uncompromising technical research, are diverted from their original function in order to be integrated in our daily lives, thus offering them a second life.

The F-Light project is a diversion of the inner walls and windows of an Airbus 300. Its curves, windows and silvery isolation recycle the vocabulary of aeronautics to transform it into an unusual and functional light structure.

These walls are fitted together to create a « luminous ceiling » forming a shell in levitation. This dome delineates the space and offers a special intimacy beneath it. The system can be adjusted and offers unlimited variations : the panels can be put together in a row to suit the desired dimension.

The windows lighting offers circles of light which stand out against the panels and diffuse the light on the whole surface. A second indirect lighting set on the structure is reflected by the original isolating silvery material and enhances the feeling of levitation of F-Light.

Visit Paul Coudamy’s website – here.