Patrick Weder’s Honeycomb Light Sculptures

Patrick Weder Honeycomb Light Sculpture, via Design*Sponge

The line between art and design is oftentimes blurry and very much up for debate. Some designers eschew the “art” label, viewing design as purely functional, meant to fade into the background whilst solving everyday problems. Others, however, choose to toe the line between art and design, creating objects that simultaneously serve practical and intangible purposes. One such person is Patrick Weder, a Swiss designer whose work is often explicit in its art/design dual-functionality. His stunning paper and wire Honeycomb Light Sculptures, for example, transcend the typical functions of interior lighting, exploring ideas related to material, form, and the enigmatic qualities of light. Check out a few more photos of Patrick’s work and his notes about his creative process after the jump! —Max

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Patrick Weder Honeycomb Light Sculpture, via Design*Sponge

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Patrick Weder Honeycomb Light Sculpture, via Design*Sponge

 

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Patrick Weder Honeycomb Light Sculpture, via Design*Sponge

Leslie

So incredible! It’s really nice to see something so organic and different in the middle of all of the sleek and modern designs right now (which I also love, by the way). Beautiful work!

Tamara White

I love the idea of bringing art and function together! Combining the organic shapes and nature’s inspiration, with the more industrial materials makes for such unique pieces. Wonderful work!

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