Where are the childhood memories of our generation stored? Namelok was intrigued by stacks of old videotapes, and its memorabilia, and investigated the possibilities of the meter-long video tape hidden in it.
The oxide coated mylar in the VHS cassette is a very thin and flexible ribbon. It has a beautiful deep black-blue color, with a shiny and dull side. The lightness versus strength makes the material extremely special in itself. Namelok designed a pendant light inspired by the ‘old-fashioned’ lampshade – the same generation will immediately recall memories of their days at grandpa and grandma.
Six panels of each 60cm wide form a single lampshade with a diameter of approximately 1.5 meters. The open structure of perfectly positioned oxide coated mylar creates a dynamic and astonishing image. Depending on the viewer’s angle, the material will transform from a scales skin appearance to a transparent water surface with the dazzling reflection of the sun.