Eindhoven-based design studio OS ∆ OOS has designed a light and a bench made from a metal grid system. Matrix uses a three-dimensional grid structure made up of thin strips of steel that can be configured in many different ways to result in various types of structures. The concept behind the construction of the grid is based on brainstorming ways to create multipurpose “form meets function” types of designs.
As the Matrix grid is being constructed, the material can be shaped to form curves or flat surfaces that can come together to become any number of products or even architectural interiors. The nature of the open waffle design allows transparency when viewed straight on, but as you move to either side, a gradient of light begins to show as the openings shrink.