Concentric is a visually striking lamp whether it’s on or off, though turned on in the dark is when it becomes the most impressive and dynamic.
The effect it promotes is almost hypnotic, because of the way the light vibrates when we view it. Concentric’s design emerges from the observation of a natural phenomenon: while on an airplane journey, the fixture’s designer noticed the effect of the sunlight entering through the windows and reflecting the vibrant colours of the passengers’ clothing on the curved white surface of the airplane’s interior. The Concentric collection is based on an artistic endeavour to highlight this interaction between light and the reflection of colour, as each white circular panel plays with a different colour on its back. In daylight, these colours are subtly perceived, but at night when the lamp is on is when they come to the fore and shine, stirring complex coloured light effects. Because of its pure symmetrical shape, Concentric plays with these reminiscences of the sun. It comes in three different sizes and three different colour combinations: the Marset - Corona model with neon colours, the Marset - Major model with warm colours, and the Marset - Minor model with cool colours.
Rob Zinn attended Brooklyn New York’s Pratt Institute as a recipient of the First Place National Talent Scholarship and graduated in 1996 with numerous awards and distinctions. He returned to Pratt as a Professor of Three-Dimensional Design in the Industrial Design Department and later served as a Lecturer in the Design Department at the University of California Davis.
Rob’s non-traditional approach to the field of industrial design led to over eight years of consulting for award-winning product and furniture design studios and several gallery exhibitions, including the Thirty-Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition at the renowned Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York.
Seeking to pair talented local artisans with world-class international designers, Rob founded blankblank in California in 2004. Acting as a curator, manufacturer, and gallery, blankblank has produced an artful collection that challenges the notions of art, design, needs, and desire.