Marijn Dijker's BasaLED Inspired by Basalt Columns
BasaLED is a light composed of solid wood and powder coated steel.
“[Basalt columns were] used in the building of Dutch dykes. The Netherlands is well known for its water management and its dykes.” Dutch designer Marijn Dijker told Dikore. “The columns have an irregular hexagon shape. This gave me the inspiration to design a light fixture with this shape.”
Dijker’s connection to his inspiration is doubly sentimental. “The Dutch word for a dyke is “Dijk”. As you can see it is part of my last name. My ancestors where dyke builders." The irregularity of the steel shades guides the eye around its edges. Made in Holland, BasaLED conveys a Dutch aesthetic in its simplicity and emphasis on function.
BasaLED utilizes a 3 watt LED and is available in a powder coated Beech/Blue and Walnut/White combinations.
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Marijn Dijker is a driven product designer for whom the functionality of a product takes pride of place. In 2014 he graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten of Utrecht (HKU) with a Bachelor Degree in Product Design. During the course of his studies he completed a five month internship with Studio Frederik Roijé in Amsterdam. Keep up with Dijker on Instagram @studio_marijn_dijker