Designing a lamp that captures the magic of blowing a glass sphere has long been on Christien Meindertsma's wish list. Or as she herself says: "I wanted to design a lamp where you can preserve that first magical moment when the air from the lungs of the glass blower forms a glass ball on the blowpipe".
To capture this magic, Christien developed a lamp that consists only of the parts needed to blow the glass: a blowpipe, a wooden mould and glass. The look of the lamp is the result of these three elements.
With master glassblower Gert Bullée of the National Glass Museum Leerdam, a bubble is blown on a copper blowpipe. Copper and glass have the same shrinkage, which keeps the glass firmly attached to the blowpipe during cooling. The wooden mould in which the bubble is blown then serves as a foot for the lamps, is made of black stained elm wood.
A specially made light source, with a life span of 50.000 hours, is ingeniously inserted into the blowpipe and the technical installation is hidden in the wooden mould.
For good stability, the base of the floor lamp is weighted with wrapped recycled lead, derived from a power cable that was at the bottom of the North Sea.
The table lamp is made in an edition of 100 pieces. This is number 13 / 100
in horizontal position, size is 50 x 55h x 9 cm wide cm.
The lamp can be connected with plug or in USB port.
- edizione limitata numero 13/100, Lampada da tavolo
- Legno, Rame, Vetro
- Designer / Artista
- Christien Meindertsma
- Modello / nome
- t.e. 223, bulb bullée
- Moderno Metà '900
- Periodo stimato
- Dopo il 2000
- Paese d’origine
- Paesi Bassi
- Come nuovo - mai usata
- 50×55×9 cm
- 3 kg