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The design label COHORS creates a stage for designers and artists. It enables them to express and excel, experiment and explore. COHORS offers time and space for inspiration and ideas, success and failure.



Let’s dance by the light of TROUVÉ

What more is a lamp than an idea of integrating light and space?
Much more. In the case of Trouvé, this table lamp is not only the sum of many ideas, it is more than a lamp. Trouvé is a world of curves and colours, sounds and impressions, images and experiences.

This crisp industrial design by Dutch product designer Marten van Middelkoop for COHORS was created around two ideas. On the one hand Van Middelkoop admires the balanced and modest forms of Japanese aesthetics. On the other hand, he took a very practical approach towards the idea that a heatsink (an aluminum cooling element) is the most ideal encapsulation for a LED lamp that doesn’t need to be disguised as something else. While researching the many forms and shapes of aluminum heatsinks, he just found the ideal extruded shape of aluminum to create a table lamp that projects light on the lampshade and reflects the light downwards.   

Wait, there’s more!

COHORS invited five more artists to respond autonomously on Marten van Middelkoop’s design from their perspectives. So, when you buy TROUVÉ, you’re are actually buying a complete art- and design exhibition.

The manual, artwork and packaging designed by Eveline Schram gives access to the Augmented Reality app (to be found in the AppStore or Google Play Store: Trouvé AR) designed by Freek Rutkens. This neat little feature doesn’t only show you how to assemble the table lamp in 3D but also gives access to an animation by motion graphic designer Joost Camaro, photography by Milan Boonstra and a soundtrack specially composed for the lamps by Eric Magnée to complete your TROUVÉ experience.

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