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metamorphosis street lights by pieke bergmans at design miami 2012
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dec 10, 2012
metamorphosis street lights by pieke bergmans at design miami 2012


metamorphosis street lights by pieke bergmans at design miami 2012
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working together with venice projects in her continued exploration of manipulating glass forms into lighting objects, pieke bergmans has developed ‘metamorphosis’, a series of street lamp typologies. drawing on the lights which are seen illuminating the walkways of venice by night, the dutch designer transforms their iron bodies, twisting them into whimsical configurations, working together with glassblowers to form bulbs which push through and droop out of their metal framework and shades – like giant bubbles ready to pop at any moment. the collection was presented in a solo exhibition ‘imagine’ at design miami/ 2012.

pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
the streetlights of venice were referenced for the project
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
twisting lamp posts result in whimsical forms
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
the glass bulbs have been blown to appear as if they are drooping out of their shades, ready to pop
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
manipulating the iron forms
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
installation of the streetlights
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
creating moulds for the curving posts
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
blowing the glass bulbs
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
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pieke bergmans metamorphosis street lamps
concept sketches
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