'this project is motivated by a desire to create solutions to the negative effects of obsolescence, excessive consumerism,
'revitalizer 2' by merve kahraman
the 'revitalizer 2' by london-based designer merve kahraman is a regenerative wax lighting piece that recreates itself over time as
part of her 'grow old series'. the design represents poetic transformation through metamorphosis: the wax embodying the cyclical
death and rebirth of the object.
after the high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts, the material gradually collects into a retainer and the heat resistance inside the
core allows the wax to create a new mold. once the wax cools down and takes its shape, one can take it out and replace it into the top compartment.
the result is a soft glow created by the dripping substance, creating an ambience that is continually evolving.
kahmaran describes the philosophy behind the concept: