De Ruyter on lighting design – Fractal by Marc de Groot

For this De Ruyter Dutch Courage event during the London Design Festival we are joined by interior, urban, product and graphic designer Marc de Groot.

Marc De Groot - De RuyterMarc incorporates structures derived from nature and perfect mathematical figures, such as the hexagon, into his spatial lighting designs. The latest members in the Fractal family are two chic, shiny brass lamps that have been gilded with 24-carat gold. In addition to these golden Dubai Edition versions, he is showing a number of versions made of brass, a material that the designer believes ages beautifully: ‘It gracefully ages in time’. These will be exhibited as part of Enlightened Design III from Thursday 20 September.

The title of the series, Fractal, refers to the name of the geometric figure that is made up of parts that are more or less uniform with the figure itself. As an interior, urban, and graphic designer, De Groot brings together all these disciplines in his work. He combines nature and mathematics by theorising reality and mixes artisanal craftsmanship with modern techniques.

Marc de Groot

Marc de Groot is an interior, urban, product and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and the Design Academy Eindhoven.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

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