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Bend a curve and toss it skyward. Minima is the luminous trail left behind.


The name Minima tells the story of the surface. We developed it through many experiments of stretching, bending, restraining, pulling, warping, and frequently destroying various materials. The complex form that emerged is the minimum 3D surface between 2D curves. It is internally static and visually dynamic.


The skin of the lamp is a proprietary composite of pigmented paper pulp and stretched polyethylene. Its curvature expresses maximal contraction. Within, a clear skeleton suspends an LED array and unifies the whole. The subtle tone of illumination, unique to Minima, results from graded filtration through the composite skin.


Minima is a curious object of warmth and poise that emits a lithe energy, activating space from every point of view.


Each lamp is made by hand at Patkau's Design Lab in Vancouver. For information on purchasing, email products@patkau.ca.

Bend a curve and toss it skyward. Minima is the luminous trail left behind.


The name Minima tells the story of the surface. We developed it through many experiments of stretching, bending, restraining, pulling, warping, and frequently destroying various materials. The complex form that emerged is the minimum 3D surface between 2D curves. It is internally static and visually dynamic.


The skin of the lamp is a proprietary composite of pigmented paper pulp and stretched polyethylene. Its curvature expresses maximal contraction. Within, a clear skeleton suspends an LED array and unifies the whole. The subtle tone of illumination, unique to Minima, results from graded filtration through the composite skin.


Minima is a curious object of warmth and poise that emits a lithe energy, activating space from every point of view.


Each lamp is made by hand at Patkau's Design Lab in Vancouver. For information on purchasing, email products@patkau.ca.

Awards

L A M P Competition Professional Overall Winner 2023

L A M P Competition Professional Floor Category Winner 2023

Project Team:

John Patkau, Zachary Morris, Meghan Pisarcik, Isabelle Lussier


Images:

James Dow / Patkau Architects

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