Artist/Maker: Vasilios Roumeliotis (b. 1977) / Roumelight
Object/Materials and Techniques: Old Binoculars / Metal Rod
Date: Created in 2015
Dimensions: H. 19 cm. x D. 7 cm. x W. 21 cm. (adjustable hanging)
Colours: Bronze Gold
Art style: Light art / Luminism / Lighting sculpture
Current Location: Artist’s collection, Mykonos
Curator’s note: ‘Shine a Light on Secrecies.’ A pair of vintage binoculars has been transformed and elevated into an unexpected sophisticated lighting pendant that can bring such distinctive character to a space.
The Binoculight luminaire with the aesthetic signature of Roumelight brand name is so expressive in its own silhouette that enhances the tonality of a mysterious and eccentric atmosphere, as introduced by Sherlock Holmes’ or Hercule Poirot’s detective stories. It is considered as an iconic add-on that may bring an air of spirited finesse and a hint of soulful drama to a place while allowing a dialogue between past and present to thrive.
The solid lighting sculpture, conceived within the envelope of an existing elemental and conventional object, was given new spirit and meld into the perception of a novel design story.
The regenerated Binoculight is comprised of two dimmable spot LED bulbs suitable to achieve the desired ambience, plus atmospheric lighting inside a space.
➞ Technical support for assembling or hanging the lighting work is recommended.
In any way, artfully arranged in different places, either hanging over a residential table or displayed at a window shop or even suspended as a bedside lamp, the Binoculight bespoken lighting piece balances impressively between function and style.