Central Saint Martins MA Industrial designer Merve Kahraman has created a series of beautiful and clever lamps. Take a look at how she regenerates pre-existing objects, such as candles and knitting machines, into fantastic analogue lighting systems.
Forget lava lamps for mood-lighting! Turkish designer Merve Kahraman has invented three fantastic analogue lighting systems using, paper, wax and bubbles.
The Revitalizer is a wax-lamp that re-creates itself over time, allowing its owner to re-use it and observe the melting and fading and rebirth cycle of the lamp. The high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts the wax slowly. The heat resistant core helps the wax to create a new mould. Once the wax cools down and take its shape, the user can take it out and reuse it.
Merve has a background in architecure and design, yet since her degree has switched focused to industrial design so she can put her imaginative ideas for reinvention to work on furniture and objects.
Her knitting machine is nicknamed The Transformer, a good one for the lazy knitter, it is a combination of a knitting machine, a table and a lamp. While unraveling a knitted lampshade, it then recreates itself in the attached knitting machine, allowing us to observe the analog transformation.
Eliminator is a table lamp which has different light sources in it. It uses paper as a curtain shade to the light on the top and the shredded papers as the nest of a new light at the bottom. Users can personalise the lamp by their choice of paper from magazines, newspapers. The walnot wood lamp shade also double as a paper shredder, the shredded strands becoming a curtain which changes the background of their lamp, and the shredded paper falls into the glass base, creating a new light source.