System X Marks the Spot

Commercial fluorescents can be so boring. Josh Spear says "There’s not much to love about standard office-issued fluorescent lighting. It makes your skin look sallow and your eyes tired, generally is pretty ugly and doesn’t exactly set the sexiest mood for clandestine workplace hookups." System X, designed by Ross Lovegrove for Japan's Yamagiwa, has "A variety of different connectors [that] allow for numerous patterns and web-like arrangements, which are sure to transform once depressingly-lit workplace ceilings into luminous pieces of art." It doesn't look all that efficient compared to those boring fixtures with reflectors and diffusers, but it's better than incandescent and Josh thinks it's sexy. ::Josh Spear

Tags: Japan | Lighting

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