Dichroic Light

Marjan van Aubel

Dichroic light is a piece of lighting that changes between a mirror and a light. The piece shows a dynamic colour spectrum when viewed from different angles. It uses polarised lights in a circular dichroic spectroscopy. In a laboratory this is used to study the dynamics within a biological system as it optically records changes in secondary structure of proteins. Once alight, the Dichroic Light reveals an organic pattern.

_Marjan van AubelMarjan van Aubel 
London, UK

Marjan van Aubel is a designer of materials and objects that span the fields of science and chemistry, combining scientific precision with sensory responsiveness to develop aesthetic solutions for the future. At the heart of her collection is a series of innovative materials, from foam porcelain to integrated solar cells based on the properties of colour. Van Aubel is a graduate of the Royal College of Art Design Products (MA) and has exhibited at renown institutions such the Design Museum in London, where she has twice been nominated for the Design of the Year Award. Her work is part of permanent collections at museums including Vitra Design Museum and MoMA New York. In 2015 she founded Caventou, focusing on naturally integrated solar technology into everyday life.




Images courtesy of Marjan van Aubel