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vaiss.eau Pendant Lamps by Hanna Krüger

German designer Hanna Krüger has created the vaiss.eau pendant lamps.

vaiss.eau Pendant Lamps by Hanna Krüger

The design of the pendant light traces back to forms of historical glasbottles and bowls. It tries to re-imagine the functions of commonplace items. The design of this mouth-blown, double-walled transparent glass body is concerning the relationship of traditional manual methods of production and the design of contemporary products

The exterior form and especially the inward curvature at the bottom are typical for historical glasbottles. In the manual production the curvature at the bottom of a bottle had production-related as well as user-determined reasons. In the concept for this pendant lights, some aspects will be re-interpreted and for this purpose, will be functionally and aesthetically raised up in a new context.
The body combines lampshade, reflector and light space in a unique form. The curvature at the bottom side is frosted. It serves as entry for the illuminate and at the same time as reflector. The cable is led upwards through the hollow space of the glass body. The volume inside gives place to incorporate the windings of the cable and to let them become elements of design.

Depending on the height of the hanging assembly more or less cable is curling in the inner space of the lamp. Through the transparent surface and the visible technical components as the cable and the hanging, the object is changing between lamp and technical glass gadget. As soon as the object is filled with light, a vitreous light container seems to arise: a luminous vessel.

Visit Hanna Krüger’s website – here

The NLC Lamp by Constantin Wortmann for NEXT

German designer Constantin Wortmann has created the NLC Lamp for the manufacturer NEXT.

At a first glance, NLC  perplexes with its positively striking and yet strangely puzzling appearance. Its special appeal lies in the seeming conflict between the chaotic and the organic. NLC draws its inspiration as much from the head of Medusa as from the finely trellised branches of a treetop. One of the reasons for the luminaire’s attractiveness certainly stems from the fact that the design invisibly incorporates the light source. The white cover hides the light fittings and is easily adjusted to create the desired amount of illumination. Dimmable LEDs offer an additional option of controlling the level of brightness. Due to the E14 fittings NLC can be used either with LEDs or standard energy-saving lamps.

Chrono Shredder by Susanna Hertrich

This calendar designed by German designer Susanna Hertrich shreds paper displaying each passing day.

Called Chrono Shredder, the piece displays the dates on a scroll of paper, showing the current day while all the past dates are shredded up to curl in a heap on the floor.

The machine as performer. Chrono-Shredder is a poetic time-object that reminds us of the volatileness of the »now«. As hybrid object with functions similar to those of a calendar and a clock, it shreds every single day in realtime. All that time that is irrevisibly lost gets a tangible existence in form of shredded paper. As time passes by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device.

The Colander Table by Daniel Rohr

The Colander Table was designed by a German designer Daniel Rohr.

The table is produced in a CNC milling process that starts with a piece of aluminum for the table top that weighs 408kg (900lb). The block of aluminum is milled down to a bowl shape with 909 holes in it. The 4 legs are made from one massive round aluminum bar. The complete timeline for producing one table from the first milling to the final polishing takes around 4 weeks.

You can watch a YouTube video of the production process – here.

The table will be a limited edition of 10 pieces.

The German designer – Daniel Rohr