Raimond Puts

Designer - Posthumousley -
Haarlem / The Netherlands
Inspired by the geodesic dome, designed by Buckminster Fuller, the Raimond lights are the result of almost forty years of research and dedication of mechanical engineer and self-taught designer Raimond Puts (1937 – 2012). In response to the practical problems he encountered in this process, he looked for solutions with infinite patience. Technical science has fascinated him since his childhood. During his technical education, he was trained in the craft of metalwork. The application of energy-conscious LEDs between two concentric spheres was one of these solutions, which led to a breakthrough in his career in 2009. In essence, the light piece that was given his name embodies everything its creator stood for. Its like a starry night sky
43 x 43 x 43 cm
Stainless Steel Sphere with PMMA lenses
Math, beauty & functionality together: Raimond's process was characterized by his love for geometric shapes and models, precise drawings and practical problem solving including mathematical calculation, and without knowing what this will lead to... Puts was not only interested in the exterior results. His light objects stand as models for a world in which everything is connected to everything else. Based on pure mathematics the beauty of light has been re-defined. Primary using stain steel, the intricate spheres of Raimond transport the electrical current. To not only use the geodesic sphere as a decorative object he decided to use the RVS samples as the wiring of the lamp. This is when the two layers of RVS including a LED was born.