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THE MATRIX MODULAR LIGHT: CHANGE YOUR LIGHTING LIKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND

Look up. In the room you are in right now. Look at the light fixture. The chances are good that what you are looking at right now is a variation of something you could have purchased 75 years ago. Why is that?


There's a basic problem with lighting: we think it's permanent. And because we think lighting is permanent, we play it safe. 


Our mission is to put impermanence into into lighting design.  Because with impermanence comes the good stuff: fashion, whimsy, seasonality, and  the experimentation which are the hallmarks of true art. Which is why we came up with The Matrix Collection.

"What if fine art were installed the way we install lighting? What if the only way you could get a painting up on the wall was to call an expensive electrician to bolt it on the wall? And to hang a different painting, you would either have to pay the electrician again to come back, or do it yourself and risk electrocution. What would art look like? 

That's the situation with modern lighting."


- Michael McHale

How The Matrix Works

All the fixtures of the Matrix Collection share a single base: The Matrix linear Suspension, which looks like this:

It is a handsome, sleek modern light fixture which looks great on its own, but was designed to change. You can change its look with the seasons, for different occasions, and with your mind. 


By holding different decorative elements, this fixture can be transformed into, for example: 
a formal crystal chandelier, a mid-century paneled fixture, an exotic turkish centerpiece, a delightful floral chandelier, to name but a few. It is designed so that decorative elements can be hung from it, put on top of it, cantilevered over it, etc. The light features both uplights and downlights, either of which may be capped off for when only one set of lights is necessary. The canopy is specially designed to make for a stable platform.


You can buy the fixture with a particular set of decorative elements from us directly. When you want to change the look, you can buy different sets from us directly, or make The Matrix about your own creativity and change the look yourself!

SHOP THE MATRIX COLLECTION


MEET THE DESIGNER

For years, Michael McHale was a pretty creative guy stuck in a fairly uncreative profession. He was an entertainment lawyer specializing in international television formats. But after years of drafting format licenses for shows like Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link, he realized that his creative itch wasn't being scratched. All that changed in 2007.

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