Time to jog your memory of math class. A dodecahedron — a 12-sided polygon with 20 vertices — glows at the centre of lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen’s latest wonder. Rendered in reflective white polycarbonate, this geodesic core is contained inside another shape that represents its diametric opposite: an icosahedron (i.e. a 20-sided shape with 12 vertices).
No surprise that this geometric interplay is the work of Olafur Eliasson, a Danish artist famous for challenging our perceptions of light and space with trippy work like a Copenhagen footbridge composed of irregularly shaped circular platforms.