Lights by MGX Materialise – organic, complex shapes and most modern manufacture
Works of MGX Lights epitomize a rarely experienced combination of cutting-edge technology and extraordinary design language. Part of the reason for this successful symbiosis lies in the technical background of the Belgium company MGX, which is a design division of MGX N.V., the worldwide leading supplier of Rapid Prototyping (can be defined as a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Another part of the reason is the cooperation with major international design names which ensure a high design
standard. An example for a fruitful cooperation is Patrick Jouin, whose works has won prizes such as the Red Dot Award. Or Artik Levy, whose concepts can be admired in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
A considerable amount of ideas for MGX lights come from nature. The lights’ appearance seems to be modelled on plants. In this capacity, the lights and lamps as organic forms spread atmospheric, almost magic light into their environment. In so doing, they quickly catch peoples’ eyes and lend rooms a special ambience. The artfully manufactured lighting constructions by MGX lights appear as if they were grown naturally. This is beautifully exemplified by, for example, the MGX Lotus floor lamp
, whose shade evokes associations with an artichoke. Or by the MGX Algue table lamp
, which, as the name suggests, brings algae to mind. The MGX Quin pendant light
, whose shade appears like a formation of interwoven starfish, produces an effect so breathtaking that the jury of Time Magazine in 2008 felt compelled to take the brainchild of American designer Bathsheba Grossman into its Top 100 Designs. MGX Materialise– perfect symbiosis between high-tech and artful design
But lights by MGX enjoy an excellent reputation not just for their natural appearance. What makes the difference is the high-tech manufacture of the products made by the Belgium lights company, giving the lamps a distinctive aura. By means of heavy duty computers and its own software called Magics, innovative procedures such as “Rapid Prototyping” and “Selective Laser Sintering“ (additive manufacturing technique that uses a high power laser) are applied to treat and cut polyamide precisely via laser technology. At the end, the final processing, the finishing touch, is carried out by hand, giving the finished light its personal note. Moreover, lights by MGX are characterized by their play with light, which is virtually unique due to their unusual shaping, and the incomparable, magic atmosphere they are spreading.
MGX lights bestow their surroundings the certain something, whether as table lamps, floor lamps, wall and ceiling lights or pendant lights. This particularly comes into effect in rooms
, which place value on an aesthetic note. For example, in living rooms, traditionally the place for sophisticated symbolism where a lamp of the Belgian lights manufacturer may add to the special atmosphere. But also in sleeping rooms, dining rooms or in corridors a MGX light may help you set a stylish example.
Thanks to its longtime experience in implementing its technologies, MGX is able to realize even the most unusual ideas. The company philosophy of MGX is based on the idea of dynamic and completely changeable design. It enables designers, engineers and craftsmen to be creative in an unprecedented way and to build a bridge between an idea and its practical implementation.