Fundamental and systematic. That's probably the best description of Aldo van den Nieuwelaars work. In the sixties, inspired by the pricipals of De Stijl an the Bauhaus, he started designing light objects that were closely related to minimal and constructivist art. Taking standard fluorescent light tubes as his units, most of his works fit into a strict three dimensional grid in which their shapes become clear and comprehensive, ruling out arbitrary decisions. The abstract realm of geometric logic manifests itself in the form of light.
The "Outline" was designed in 1983. The four complementary colors on the edges blend to create white light together.
Only very few of were produced. This one came from the private household of Jan Vonk, partner of Premsela Vonk Architects where van den Nieuwelaar was employed before he started his own company Nila Lighting.
This Outline is in an excellent condition with only minor usermarks. It is marked on the back.