Jas & Jo LED
by Tommaso Gimigliano & Ingo Kalecinski

For the Mike Stoane Park Event 2015, Tommaso Gimigliano and Ingo Kalecinski from our dpa London studio, continued their research and experimentations into wearable light, wellbeing and boundaries.

Following their previous creation, the NeckLED, this year the two designers focussed their attention on hands and created two self-illuminated rings that represent a metaphor for a wearable aura of light, able to instil wellbeing and define the boundaries of a personal micro-cosmos of warmth and comfort. Stylistically this exercise concentrates on enhancing the beautiful minimalism and complexity of the lenses used in the lighting industry to collimate the light beam of the LED light sources. The lenses become gigantic precious stones mounted on an essential ring-like brass structure housing the battery and the light source as well.

The creations are titled, Jas & Jo LED in honour of the two models and fellow dpa team members Jasmin and Johanna, who kindly wore them in these photographs and on the evening of the event.