Video by Mario Tsai Studio / Music by Stewart Walker

Mazha Lighting System was inspired by the structure of the traditional Chinese ‘Mazha’ seat‘ coupled with the designer’s wish to create a modular extension of a lighting installation. This inspired two lighting systems that fit a variety of spaces - Mazha 1.0 and Mazha 2.0.

The combination form that can be extended indefinitely is based on breaking the conventional circuit and structure design.The wires are subtly hidden into the hanging thread of the lighting system. Based on the system's 12V safe voltage supply, the exposed metal parts of the lighting system are also designed as part of the circuit, thus forming a modular structure system that is inherently complex but simple in appearance.


On the other hand, this design is a further exploration of the designer's sustainable design concept. A closer look at the various components of the product reveals that the designer does not have the intent to hide the structure, and each component is extremely fine and independent. The advantage of this is that when a component of a product is broken and needs to be replaced, it only needs to replace the node without having to replace the entire lighting system.



顾名思义,马扎灯的设计源自中国传统坐具马扎带来的结构启发。它恰到好处地和设计师想要创造一款可无限延 伸的灯具的想法相契合。由此激发了两款适配各种体量空间的灯具作品——马扎灯 1.0 和马扎灯 2.0


可以无限延伸的组合形态基于突破常规的电路及结构设计。电线被巧妙地隐藏进灯具的悬吊丝线中,基于系统以 12V的安全电压供电,整个灯具系统的裸露的金属零件也被设计成了电路的一部分,由此构成了一个内在复杂但外观简洁的 模块化结构系统。

另一方面,在此次设计是设计师可持续的设计理念的进一步探索实践。细看产品的各个零部件会发现,设计师并没 有丝毫隐藏结构的意图,每一个零部件都是极精细而独立的存在。这样做的好处在于,当产品某个部件出了问题而需要 更换的时候,它只需替换症结点,而不必替换掉整个产品。


Mazha Lighting System 1.0
Designer : Mario Tsai
Year : 2019
Color : Silver
Photography : Xu Xiaodong