Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lacey Lamp

They look more like chandeliers to me, but aren't these the coolest light fixtures?
The lone lamp is called the Bobbin Lace Lamp, by Niels van Eijk.
The photo doesn't really do them justice!
The lamps consists of hundreds or thousands of fiber optic strings.
Fiber optics usually have one tiny point of light at the end of their strings.
Instead, the artist broke the fiber optics at various points, so the light emits like rain drops a different places on the string. The effect looks like lace. It's very lovely.
I saw the lamp at the Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting exhibit at the Museum of Art & Design in NY.
The grouping of lamps is at a hospital in the Netherlands.

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