Utubes

In collaboration with Neonkunze (AU)

The colour red is elementary for neon lighting

The characteristic colours arise only when the colourless noble gas is discharged in an electron tube and comes into contact with fluorescent powder.

Upon request by Vienna Design Week, we explored the potential of new colour shades and light effects. We immersed ourselves into the technique at the 150-year-old family business Neonkunze – and conducted numerous tests using variable amounts of raw materials.

By processing only the most contrasting colours (blue and yellow) in 20 mouth-blown u-tubes, the miraculous effect of neon lighting becomes highly visible to the naked eye.