The outside of the Labyrinth has a matte black surface. This is in strong contrast to the protruding openings where the golden surface of the inside is exposed. The observer can get a glimpse of the warm light reflected from the inside, but doesn't see the light source itself.
The pattern of the connected building pieces is repeated but complex; observing the Labyrinth from different angles transforms it from perceived chaotic surfaces to suddenly line up in perfect symmetry.
This lamp sculpture is called Labyrinth because when it is closed at the bottom (original Large version), there is no direct way out for the light, all light must reflect to find its way out of the Labyrinth.
the middle sized labyrinths has an small opening in the bottom, allowing direct light to pass through in a square spot from the source, lighting up a table or whatever is placed underneath the labyrinth.
The Labyrinth is made of black Polygo pieces with adhered gold-colored film on one side.
PRODUCED: By Republiken in Grythyttan, Sweden.
DESIGN: Jakob Uhlin 2017, Sthlm, Sweden refined 2020
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