'glasshouse' by kristýna pojerová
photo by jaroslav kvíz
'glasshouse' by czech designer kristýna pojerová is a mini greenhouse that double functions as pendant lamp.
on show at prague designblok 2011, the light has been created to satisfy the desire to grow fresh herbs within an urban kitchen.
the donut-shaped base features an opening at its centre, allows one to reach inside the glass form to plant small herbs
within the gutter-like opening which runs around the radius of the lamp. not only facilitating easy access to the plants,
it also acts as the passage of light from which an electrical bulb hangs, and ensures adequate ventilation enhancing
the natural microclimate. 'glasshouse' makes use of the otherwise useless heat waste of the bulb, which can also be
easily regulated with a dimmer placed over the lamp.
view of ventilation openings
'glasshouse' on show at prague designblok 2011
image © designboom