Rare Tuimelaar floor lamp, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar ca 2005

This is one of the last lighting designs by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar before he died in 2010. Only three were ever produced.

A square piece of natural rock with one corner cut off in a 45 degree angle. The straight line of light seems to prolong the side of the cube. Just as in a Mondrian painting in which the line continues in your imagination, here it manifests itself as light, making a connection between the tangible world and the cognitive sense of geometry. 

The De Stijl movement was one of the main sources of inspiration for van den Nieuwelaar. The story goes that Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian stopped communicating after a heated argument over the acceptance of the diagonal line. Van den Nieuwelaar gives you the option to decide for yourself how to place the Tuimelaar: Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal..

This Tuimelaar  came straight from the magazine of the producer. The condition is practically as new, except for a small chip of the stone. This is on the backside, so it is hardly visible. 

The light is dimable and as warm as a normal bulb

  • Designer

    Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
  • Manufacturer

  • Year of design

    ca 2005
  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    Belgian stone slate, lacquered metal
  • Dimensions

    H: 185, L: 35, W: 7 cm
  • Condition

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