Design

Mygdal Plant Light Brings Life Into Windowless Spaces

Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames desired to create a lamp that would provide greenery to grow in windowless spaces. They represented many different ideas but settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp, a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water. Arne then set out to create a template for the glass lamp to be shaped on. This involved creating a mold. Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblowers molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape. The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp. The result is two versions, a pendant lamp, and a standing lamp that both have small plants growing in them, with an LED light replicating the need for sunlight. The standing lamp has a unique feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating which can stream the electricity hidden along the surface, which means there is no cable connection to the power source and the LED light. The lights are a totally self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years.

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