Pascale De Backer
Light Book

Light Book reflects my abiding fascination with books. Light Book is a handmade sphere and a reading lamp that you can open and close like a real book and position horizontally or vertically. It is made of 5 acrylic pages 6mm, with white 3500 K dimmable LED lights. The cover is handmade in black linen. Light Book is a small, precious lighting object that can give your space a poetic dimension. " The idea of Light Book arose some years ago. Since I was a child, I had always been surrounded and fascinated by books, because they could absorb me into another world. There are always laying some books next to me when I fall asleep or on my night table. A book is a strong, silent presence that invites you to open it to discover the mysteries inside... What then is more beautiful than a light in the dark coming from a door which opens on the Realm of Dreams?...That is how arose the idea of making a Light Book. I wanted to bring light into the books and to attract people to look inside... " Dimensions: L 23,5 cm x W 17 cm x H 4,5 cm Material: cover: black linen – 5 acrylic pages 6 mm Light: LED - 3500 K - dimmable Color: black Producer: Climar Lighting, Portugal Light Book selected and presented at: -2017: Nhow Hotel, Via Tortona, Art & Design exhibition "I did it" Milan, Italy -2017: Solo Exhibition De Vuyst Art Gallery, Lokeren, Belgium -2017: Permanent Collection, Design Museum Gent, Belgium -2017: Mintshop, Design Gallery, London, UK Gallery, London -2017: Meet My Project, Next Agency, Milan, Italy -2016: Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium -2016: La Biennale di Venezia, Global Art Affairs Foundation, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy -2015: Shortlisted Happy Led Life Award, Gwangju, Korea (prototype) -2014: Gelinkt, Design Museum Gent, Belgium (prototype) -2013: Salone Satellite in Milan, Italy (prototype) -2011: first Light Book prototype
Pascale De Backer

Pascale De Backer
Pascale De Backer (born 1981) is a Belgian designer, interior architect and a maker of dreams. In 2007 she graduated for Design & Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She did her internship with designer Denis Santachiara in Milan. In 2009, 2011 and 2013 Pascale De Backer was selected with her designs for Salone Satellite Milan. She was also selected for Biennale Interieur Kortrijk, Maison & objet Paris, 3th Price A Haven in The City Royal Academy of Arts London, Avverati A Dream come true Cosmit Citroën in Via Montenapoleone Milan, Meet my Project Paris and Milan, Shortlisted Happy LED life Award International Design Biennale Gwangju Korea, La Biennale di Venezia Global Art Affairs Foundation, Mintshop Design Gallery London, Salone Satellite The Best 20 Years of New Creativity 2017 Milan, Permanent Collection Design Museum Gent, ... Pascale De Backer creates poetic designs suspended between art and functionality. Her aim is to give design not only its functional approach but also a conceptual dimension, giving people a new perspective that stimulates their thinking about meaning and content. She creates objects, spaces, installations, where one can isolate from the world around and go through an experience where nature, light, material and sound can nourish and expand our soul. " For me design is poetry: I make objects that radiate poetry; that illuminate the soul. I want to create icons that are rare, powerful and meaningful. Creations that are not only the object you see, but that reveal a deeper essence. My objects have to surprise the world: one has to wonder first, like a child who for the first time sees the Moon and awes. I want people to think about the meaning... I want to break with convention and to approach design from an unexpected point of view..."

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