Even before the invention of the light bulb in the 1850s, glass was omnipresent to either focus or diffuse "artificial" light from petroleum lamps or candles. Venetian chandeliers or the "cobbler's ball" are shining examples of this. Without glass, there would be no light bulb. The light-conducting properties of the material still play an enormous role in architecture and technology today.

The challenge was to design lighting made of glass that makes optimal use of the properties of glass and is not limited to the traditional "packaging of the light bulb".


Decentralized light is the main idea of Peripher. It changes the way of lighting as it has been before. Compared to a conventional lightbulb it doesn’t shine from the inside out. It uses the technical progress of LED’s to hide the light source and keep the focus on the illuminated glass volume itself. The shape of the glass reminds of a pill. Laterally it is surrounded by a groove. This groove has two functions. It is responsible for the leather stripe suspension, and it hides the LED stripes while maintaining distance from the glass.

The glass got blown by the gaffer Peter Kuchinke.