Saint Petersburg, Russia
Maya Prokhorova was born in 1992 in Russia. After her graduation in the music and art school in Moscow, in 2007 she moved to Saint Petersburg. In 2016 she graduated Stieglitz State Academy of Art and design with degree Master of industrial design. Currently she is active member of Designer Community of Saint Petersburg.
Lighthouse is a lamp with a soft body. The object has practically no weight, it can be used as a floor, desk or hanging lamp. Complete waterproofing for use in swimming pools. The absence of a frame, perfectly holds the shape. Made of polypropylene foam. The material is used in construction, fireproof. The object can be used both with internal LED lighting on batteries and from the power. The project was developed specifically for the exhibition, it is possible to create a light installation of 10-15 objects (30 – 120 cm height). Objects are not tied to the power, so any location is possible. This lamp gives a soft light, it is plastic, due to this it invite the person to communicate with themselves. ISOLON is an ideal diffuser. The material emphasizes the similarity with sea foam, with enchanting jellyfish, with lotus flowers, which served as inspiration for the creation of the project. A beacon, an alarm buoy is also read in the object’s functional. When used in the pool, on yachts, a person is able to swim in the water amidst fantastic light lotuses and their reflections in the water. The cost price of an object is so small that the price-performance ratio is amazing. It is transported in flat form and assembled into volume in a few seconds, which is very interesting for exhibition installations.
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