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Neo Studios' new ceiling light Guppy is inspired by tropical fish

Neo Studios' new ceiling light Guppy is inspired by tropical fish

It combines dynamic holographic colours and patterns of scales

Guppy lights in situ
Guppy lights in situ

There's something fishy about this new lighting fixture from Germany's Neo Design Studios.

The Cologne-based creatives were inspired by the "lavishly ornamented scales and fins of the tropical guppy fish and by 20th century Cubist art movement."

Portuguese industrial designer Rodrigo Vairinhos combined polyester fabric with dichroic PVC film to resemble the texture and the dynamic holographic colours and patterns of fish scales.

Spanning a cone of fabric mesh along an axis, the material is modelled around a support in the shape of a stalactite or horn, creating a light that weighs 1kg.

Why should it be part of your interior design project? We'll leave the last word to Rodrigo:

"The minimal and organic inspiration behind Guppy, with its colour-shifting effect carries freshness, fantasy, beauty and elegance all the way."

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