Selux Manta Rhei: Amazing OLED Kinetic Luminiaires


Is this not one of the most spectacular dining room settings you have ever seen? And it is the visionary light that tops it all off. OLED technology is quite new — and it is not the same as LED at all. This fixture, from Selux and ART+COM, is dubbed Manta Rhei – because its motion is evocative of a sting ray gliding just above the ocean floor (see video immediately below). The frame consists of 140 paper thin pieces of rectangular OLED modules that are choreographed (you can select from a range of pre-programmed choreographies on a tablet PC). They emit a consistent light at all times. They appear to be floating on air and give the impression of motion through controlled technology. (That’s code for saying: It’s complicated but it’s real and it works – enjoy.) It’s modular, and totally scalable – you could make this as large (or small) as you want. And this is just the beginning, promises the manufacturer. There’s soon to be a whole family of “kinetic luminiaires”. The future is here.

The illusory motion of this fixture (using one of the available pre-programmed options) looks like a sting ray going through the water.


This light would be fantastic in a restaurant or bar!


More information: Selux

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.