Concept & Design
This prototype lamp is manufactured during my internship at the Biocouture studio in London. The frame of the lamp consists of two iron rings. To test if the shape of the lamp was going to work I done some tests with thin cardboard. Afterwards I’ve made two patterns out of the sheet material. The material is very wet and consists out of 90% water. I dried it down for 1,5 week, I bleached it, dyed it with natural food dye and finished the surface with a thin layer of table salt. I modeled the two sheets with a thickness of 2 mm around the iron rings and build a paper scaffold inside to keep the lamp in the right shape. After 1 week the material was completely dry and ready to shine his light.
Organism: acetobacter xylinum