These lamps were designed to grow plants in windowless spaces

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

 

This is Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames, and they wanted to create a lamp that would allow greenery to grow in windowless spaces.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

They drew many different ideas, but settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp, a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

Arne then set out to create a template for the glass lamp to be shaped on. This involved creating a mold.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblowers molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

Almost there…

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

The end result is two versions, a pendant lamp and a standing lamp, that both have small plants growing in them, with an LED light replicating the need for sunlight.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

The standing lamp has a special feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating (patent pending), which is able to stream the electricity invisible along the surface, which means there is no cable connection between the power source and the LED light.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years.

The Mygdal Plantlamp designed by Studio We Love Eames

Photography by We Love Eames

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