Commonplace Studio is the design practice of Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker. Their work focuses on context-driven objects, quality craftsmanship, and quiet interactions.
Lumière is a series of light installations that project moving images, from the serene to the sublime, onto the inner surface of glass bulbs. The double meaning of Lumière – referring both to the French word for light and the inventors who popularised modern cinema – is reflected in the lighting’s dual function. Powered by a network of custom-built projectors that can change, update, and add new content, the installation acts as a medium for the evocation of memories. The horizon in this series is both majestic and commonplace. Its repetition, the minute colour changes, and the intentional lack of narrative captivates the viewer and allows them to conjure up their own stories of other places and times.
Production in collaboration with Victor Hunt Designart Dealer, IJsselmeer filmed by Chris Rudz and Andrzej Rudz of Digital Amigos.
Year of Birth
1984 (Toronto, Canada)
Design Academy Eindhoven
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Aldo Bakker, Jan Boelen, Marianne Goebl, Sanne Jansen, Ravi Naidoo, Aldje van Meer, Alexis Ryngaert, Syn-opsis Collective, Cyril Zammit
Design Days Dubai, Design Miami/, Willem de Kooning Academy, Victor-Hunt Designart Dealer, Z33 House for Contemporary Art