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Radiolarian Lamp Design Inspired by Plankton

Radiolarian Lamp
The Radiolarian Lamp (source: i.Materialise)
The Radiolarian Lamp (source: i.Materialise)

The Radiolarian Lamp is an eye-catching 3D printed lampshade inspired by plankton and images of the microscopic world.

Without light, there would be no colour, which is why it’s an important factor in determining the appearance of a room as a whole. People employ various types of light to accentuate the look of a building, such as light bulbs, florescent tubes, chandeliers, lamp shades and many more. The Radiolarian Lamp goes even further with an exquisite attention to detail, a 3D printed lampshade that combines artistry and functionality.

Looks great - switched on as well as switched off (source: i.Materialise)
Looks great – switched on as well as switched off (source: i.Materialise)

The Radiolarian Lamp was designed by Fung Kwok Pan, and takes its shape from the intricate mineral skeletons of radiolarian, found in plankton throughout the sea. The lamp is inspired by images of the microscopic world. Fung Kwok Pan seeks to establish a connection between technology, maths and nature by taking a procedural modelling approach, with modification processes to regular polyhedral or geometric solids. In other words, Fung’s Radiolarian Lamp is pretty special, whether its switched on or off. His bold experimental process brings his works into meaningful existence.

The Radiolarian Lamp is made from polyamide. It costs €279.06.

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