German designer Frederik Kurzweg turns an industrial material – perforated steel sheets – into a shapely statement with Superpose. It features three thin sheets of metal gently bent into rounded forms and then arranged concentrically around each other, with each one shifted at precisely 180 degrees.
The perforations give the metal a semitransparency and the overlapping composition creates changing patterns with an alluring moiré effect. A direct downlight is complemented by soft outward illumination, which cast dynamic shadows on its surroundings.
Powder-coated with a matte white finish, the fixture presents as sculpture when turned off and works equally as well suspended over a table or as mood lighting in a quiet corner.