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Rhizaria & Biophilia for .exnovo | 2013

3D printing and Murano Glass in one lamp

Rhizaria + Biophilia are two lamps commissioned by Trento-based 3D-professional printing company .exnovo, for the launch of Design-Apart NYC, a space showcasing the best of Italian bespoke design, in which advanced technologies and ancient traditions are integrated.

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Biophilia

Hanging lamp, made of sintered polymer, takes cues from its growth-like method of manufacture – 3D-printing – is an industrial product designed as a living organism, albeit belonging to the Plantae rather than the Animalia. Fed by its web of veins, it sprouts and grows from the light source.

Rhizaria

A hanging and table lamp, made with sintered polymer and mouth-blown Murano glass. It is inspired by the simple primordial organisms which were able to create tiny and complex structures that illuminated the ocean depths, producing oxygen that eventually caused life to develop on Earth.

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