Extremely light Biomimicry designed 3D printed lamps

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-23 18:53:04 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: 3D printing is waste less, material use is minimal due to the same structure one sees in leaves of plants


The Hyphae lamp is a series of organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LED’s and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and ceiling.

Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, a simulation created physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, grows a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong and result in a lamp weighing less than an ounce.

Lighting Specifications
The lamp comes with an eco-friendly 3-watt 200 lumen LED light fixture with three bright Cree LED’s that will last for 6 years of continuous use. It is UL-listed and works off a 120V or 240V outlet.

Designer: nervous system
Manufacturer: nervous system
Category: lighting
Websites: n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product-unique.php?code=99


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