Lighting design and manufacture is almost none existent in ‘these-here’ parts. Its more of an import heavy industry but theres great potential and opportunity for a viable indigenous industry to emerge. The following design is from designer Burkhard Dämmer in collaboration with Spanish lighting manufacturer LZF. Its a lamp called Dandelion. It would be nice to see these kinds of products come forth from our shores.

Heres a description from the designer

“…The idea comes from drawings by the German zoologist and philologist Ernst Haeckel. I was struck by the beauty of the symmetrical and geometric shapes from Kunstformen der Natur, which portrayed Haeckel’s radiolarians, microscopic organisms found in the depths of the ocean.”

“This first idea led me to a shape of pure geometry, the fullerenes molecule, also known as buckyball, a sphere formed by an ordered combination of pentagons and hexagons. As a result, the Dandelion resembles a wonderful shape from nature”.

Dandelion can be considered as one single lamp or a combination of lamps. Inside, every shade several LED circuits are hidden, which can be lit all at once or by sections to meet the requirements of the room and the time of day.

Outside, the LZF wood veneer enfolds every geometrical shape, like cones sinking at different depths into the heart of Dandelion. The result is a very original lamp, a geometric puzzle of light which resembles one of the most basic forms of life.

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