by ASSA ASHUACH
Assa designed the first OMI lamp in 1999.
It was created from 120 foam plates attached with a rubber band, which allowed the whole construction to move and to create a type of biological worm mechanism. The design was very difficult to produce in conventional ways, but Rapid Prototyping technologies offered the only possible and absolutely perfect solution and in 2004 the extraordinary Omi.MGX was born.
Made from a single piece of nylon, Omi.MGX diffuses light so finely that, from a distance, it seems solid. On closer inspection, the lamp is revealed to be an intricate sequence of nylon ripples so flexible and cut so precisely that they can be bent and twisted into improbable shapes almost like a biological, insect-like mechanism - twist one end and the rest will follow creating different shapes and moods.