Mathematical elements are the essence of beautiful light
"If you touch the mathematical elements in a design, natural beauty appears"
The idea to realise beauty through mathematical calculation is not a new one. Even Leonardo da Vinci tried to decode the secret of harmonious composition with his so called, “Golden Ratio”. Following in his footsteps, the Dutch designer Marc de Groot adopted a formula first conceived by the medieval mathematician Fibonacci when crafting his Helix Light. The geometric lamp shade distributes its warm glow not only downwards, but also laterally by way of the minute gaps between each of the brushed brass plates. This fascinating union of the scientific and the creative produces an awe-inspiring effect.
The Helix uses just one basic geometric form and an ingenious enigmatic pattern to create an innovated and beautiful modern form referring to the classic industrial lights. A unique design of the Helix originates of a mathematical theory by Fibonacci. Marc was able to create natural beauty out of simplicity and a natural pattern.
Design District 2012
Design District, Interior Kortrijk, Inside Design Amsterdam Elle Decoration
Ventura Lambrate Milan, Design Junction London, Meesterlijk, Masters of LXRY
Helix-24 ø 20 cm
Helix-32 ø 28 cm
Helix-50 ø 45 cm
Helix-75 ø 65 cm
Helix-105 ø 90 cm
Helix-165 ø 140 cm
Brushed aluminium (unidirectional)
Brushed brass (unidirectional)
Powder-coated White & BlackGold
(different powder-coats available on request)
Marc de Groot