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Heracleum by Moooi

2011 December 7

Heracleum by Moooi

The latest creation from Dutch designer Bertjan Pot is the Heracleum Suspension by Moooi. It’s influenced by, naturally, the heracleum plant, which Wikipedia tells me is a species of herbs in the carrot family (I don’t exactly have the greenest of thumbs to know more).

Even though I can’t speak for the plant, this lamp is beautiful. It’s illuminated by 63 LEDs in total, which light up polycarbonate “leaves” popping from the lamp’s branches. Those branches are made from a metal wire with a delicate structure that powers the lights with coats of conductive layers (called the Electrosandwich technique, devised by Marcel Wanders). The leaves can be rotated and position by moving around the stems. I love that the Heracleum Suspension feels natural and organic, but still exudes the sophisticated technology we’re all looking for in lighting.

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