AYNO Lighting Family

PD22 Winner

Category:Lighting - Floor Lighting UnitsLocation:Hamburg, GermanyDesigner:Stefan Diez and Lina Fischer, Diez Office, Hamburg, Germany Manufacturer:Midgard Licht GmbH., Hamburg, Germany

Radically reduced to the essentials, AYNO meets all requirements of design, technology, and sustainability. The minimalistic construction enables extremely low resource consumption, as well as following circular principles in the primary use of recycled materials. AYNO is one of the first LED lamps that can be repaired tool-free by the user. Plug connections allow the LED and transformer to be replaced by hand, which significantly extends the lifespan of the lamp.

The central feature of the AYNO lighting family is a fiberglass rod, which is stretched to the bow by the luminaire cable. The inherent tension of the rod allows a lamp without any joints. By sliding the two adjustment rings at top and bottom, the fiberglass rod is bent into the desired position and the light is directed where needed. The cable tightens the rod into an arc, of which the radius can be varied as required using the adjustment rings. The fine adjustment is done with the swiveling lampshade.

Available as a table lamp and two-floor lamp versions, in three lighting colors.

Midgard Licht – founded in 1919 by Curt Fischer – inventor of adjustable lighting – produces its lighting collection until today on original tools completely made in Germany.

Midgard lamps are defined by their superior functionality, quality, and design and found many admirers. Amongst them was the architect Walter Gropius who used Midgard lamps for his private use as well as the Bauhaus design school in Dessau Germany.

With AYNO, the first design of a new Midgard lamp since the 1950s, the industrial designer Stefan Diez is testing the boundaries between the origin and status quo of adjustable lighting. The collaboration manifests Midgard’s spirit of the invention. 100 years of lighting history are continued as intended by Curt Fischer.

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