Cirkellamp by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
The Cirkellamp lamp is a creation of the late Dutch industrial designer and sculptor, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar. The original design from 1968 represents a circle and a square in perfect proportion characteristic of the artist geometric and minimal approach.
The Cirkellamp was produced in 2010 in honour of the great designer by Dutch lighting brand, Boops. The campany kept the 1968 design consisting of a perfectly proportioned circle and square and updated the lamp with modern technology using a stepless dim button by a pulse dimmer. This geometric minimalism design icon has been purchased by the MoMa New York and other design museums.
Boops lighting is a young company with a clear view of lighting product commited to produce energy efficient fixtures, combined with current modern technology.
[divider]About Aldo van den Nieuwelaar [/divider]
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar (1944 – 2010) studied at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda and worked after his study a.o. at Premsela Vonk (Amsterdam), from 1968 on he got his own firm. He is a systematic modular designer. Characterized by geometric abstraction, a systematic approach and a minimal use of image resources he gets to an almost timid, more anonymous and everlasting product. Not fashionable. In designing his lamps, he e.g. takes the source of light as his starting point and for this he strongly prefers using diffuse fluorescent light as it resembles daylight in its even and less distorting brightness. As can be seen with the “Circlelight” and the “Outline”, these lamps are more “light objects” with a strong spatial almost physical energy.