“Blu Halo prolongs the day and works soothingly”
Jacob de Baan, designer of the lighting series Blu Halo:
Jacob de Baan has a passion for light and the perception of light with the human eye. The famed designer created the lighting series Blu Halo for Heinen Delfts Blauw, inspired by white holes in the universe. There are three different sizes that are applicable for the wall as well as on the table. The Blu Halo series is available in Delft blue, Delft white and gold.
Jacobs explains his design: “The series signature is a round, closed shape, hollow inside and white round hole in the centre. The rounded trumpet shape creates a free spreading of the light, towards the top as well as to the bottom. You can compare this principle to the white holes in the universe, all the matter that comes near it is then shot into space. Thanks to this light effect it looks as if the lamp is floating and the lamp seems transparent. The reflection on the wall creates an eclipse effect of a sunset or a campfire. The Blu Halo prolongs the day and has a soothing effect.”
Pleasant design and colourful effect
The Delft Blue version has flowers and petals draped into the lamp. “Together with master-painter Wilma Plaisier of Heinen Delfts Blauw, I experimented with how far the petals should fall inwards. It creates a pleasant effect: the colour blue is intensified and the colour orange even brighter. These are complementary colours, like blue and gold. Not only does the shape create a beautiful colour spread, but also the colours of the lamp itself.”
Precision and development
According to Jacob the designs of the Blu Halo series required a lot of precision and development. “During the process I involved many lighting experts. It also turned out to be quite a challenge for the Heinen Delfts Blauw engineers to create the final shape. It was a complex technical matter on which we deliberated a lot. The result speaks for itself, because the lamp creates the light effect I had in mind.”
Jacob de Baan designs lamps for international light brands such as Philips, DARK and New Duivendrecht. Some designs offer a cool light coming from above, which are ideal for work spaces and schools. Others create an orange-red light for relaxation and reflection. His designs are exhibited in museums all over the world.