Office lighting typically uses TL fluorescent lighting muted by slats (BAP) or a diffuser (made of polycarbonate). For Vaeder, Gerd Couckhuyt looked for a functional alternative and so came up with a honeycomb structure. In combination with a thin diffuser, the structure offers low dazzle, while the LED lights used in Vaeder make for energy-efficient and high performance office lighting.
The new lighting fits equally well in an energy-efficient and ergonomic office environment and in a home office with a taste for design. Where the office market is dominated by rigid, straight lines, Vaeder provides a creative interplay of lines. Gerd Couckhuyt says about the design: “For Vaeder the traditional symbols for man (/\) and woman (\/) appear to blend together. You see that on the end of the light. They embrace each other and form a field of tension between man-woman, dominant-elegant. Together they make for an endless source of light.”