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"Photonasty/Nyctinasty Lamp # 1" by Charlotte Kay

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"Photonasty/Nyctinasty Lamp # 1" by Charlotte Kay

1,615.00
sold out

These lamps simulate the nastic movement behaviour of photonasty - the opening of the petals of a flower in response to the availability of light, and nyctinasty - the closing of petals during dusk, for self defence as well as to conserve their resources.

The lamps open and close using an umbrella like contraption.

Lamp materials, walnut and bamboo veneer, beech, sycamore.

All lamps include the fittings, but not the bulbs.

 

Charlotte's stunning lights are made to order so the lead time is 1-2 weeks

UK postage costs included (please contact us direct for international postage charges)

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These lamps simulate the nastic movement behaviour of photonasty - the opening of the petals of a flower in response to the availability of light, and nyctinasty - the closing of petals during dusk, for self defence as well as to conserve their resources.

The lamps open and close using an umbrella like contraption.

Lamp materials, walnut and bamboo veneer, beech, sycamore.

All lamps include the fittings, but not the bulbs.

 

Charlotte's stunning lights are made to order so the lead time is 1-2 weeks

UK postage costs included (please contact us direct for international postage charges)

First class 3D Design and Craft graduate Charlotte Kay has always gravitated towards creative subjects, realising early on that her passion lay in the three dimensional approach of hands on making, with the technical abilities associated with wood, metals, plastics and ceramics.

Charlotte specialises in wooden lampshade design, incorporating the two main aspects of interactivity and natural form, motivated by the desire to create these dynamic functional lights for people to have in their homes.

"Most manufactured objects have a static disposition, contrasting to everything that surrounds us in our natural world, whose forms are subject to constant growth, movement and adaptation in response to their surroundings. These kinetic lampshades question how a seemingly inanimate object can replicate changes that express natural character and emotion.

Each lamp simulates certain plant’s growth processes and nastic movement behaviours such as photonasty; the opening of the petals of a flower in response to the availability of light, nyctinasty; the closing of petals at dusk, for self defence as well as to conserve resources, serotiny; the opening up and releasing of seeds due to humidity or an increase in temperature, and thigmonasty; plants which shut their leaves on contact. 

Each lampshade places importance on user interaction and the ability to be able to control movement, in similar ways that plants respond to their surrounding environment, through different opening and closing contraptions. These include fanning in and out, tightening and loosening bungee cord, umbrella contraptions, and opening and closing zips. This results in a change from one state to another, essentially altering the desired amount of light that is let out."