STRøM LIGHTS STROM LIGHT CONCEPT Filtronica Incorporated      *      1672 E. Main Street, Suite E, Ramona, CA 92065     *      Phone: (760) 788-4975 • Toll Free: (888) 345-8766. STRøM LIGHTS Designer Holger Strøm started taking an interest in the rhombic polyhedrons in the early 1970s while he was employed by the Kilkenny Design Workshops, Ireland. As a packaging designer he used cardboard and paper for his experiments in search of the polygon best suited as an element for building lampshades. The rhombus was chosen as the basic element, and the rhombic triacontahedron as the geometric model for the construction. Assembly needed to be as simple as possible, and after several experiments a hook was placed in each corner of the rhombus, the hooks being connected in pairs by a soft curve. Regardless of whether three, four, or five elements meet, the corners form decorative circles. It was also desirable that the same element could cope with different degrees of contortion depending on the size and shape of the lamp. The material needed to be more pliable than cardboard and stronger than paper. The material was also required to admit most possible light while avoiding glare from the bulb. Experiments with pliable sheet plastic allowed a new possibility: tension within the element. When a plane is curved in