Created by industrial designer Mathias Hahn for Marset the Theia Lamp is an inspiring lighting fixture that allows you to swift from light to shadow with a single gesture.
The ancient Greek deity Theia lends her name to this lamp, whose design seeks to express the beauty of light and the fascination we feel for it. In Greek mythology, Theia, also called Euryphaessa “wide-shining” is a Titaness mother of the sun, the moon and the dawn. Drawing inspiration from Theia’s mythological role, in the Theia Lamp the materials and shapes are merely the physical manifestations of the underlying concept: merging both light and shadow in a single piece.
Theia has two faces, and to discover them all you have to do is gently swivel it around its axis. It can be pointed towards the user to work as a reading lamp, or it can be pointed towards an object or a wall, creating a subtle effect of indirect light that immediately warms the atmosphere.
Because Theia’s metal lampshade is totally opaque, this swiveling movement totally shifts the perception of the piece because its metal lampshade is totally opaque. Its formal design is elementary and streamlined: two half-spheres, one placed horizontally and the other vertically, which intersect with each other. Just as in nature itself, these formal elements make it possible for the light from a source to be projected, reflected and absorbed by objects for our visual enjoyment. the Theia lamp comes in two variations, as an imposing floor lamp or an elegant table lamp.