Jacob de Baan, designer of the lighting series Blu Halo:
“Blu Halo prolongs the day and works soothingly”
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.
“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.”
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.”