Called Hyperion Spotlight, the piece is assembled from many components of CNC-cut oak. Joints allow it to be posed in various positions ranging from a low crouch to stretching up on tip-toes, as seen in the stop-motion animation by Niels Hoebers.
"Hyperion is finding a way of putting the world around us together in a unconventional but stimulating way," says Paul Heijnen. "Instead of concealing and hiding a product’s constructional and mechanical functions, this three-legged spotlight celebrates them."
The piece is the first in a series of installations at different scales and Heijnen hopes to create a six-metre-high one in steel to sit atop Piet Hein Eek's Eindhoven headquarters, in a former ceramic factory, for Dutch Design Week in October.
"This is merely in the planning stage but I would like to put a super-strong laser inside it that beams over the city," says the designer. The project is named Hyperion after the Titan god of light, whose name means "watcher from above".