revitalizer 2: regenerative wax lamp by merve kahraman
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aug 12, 2012
revitalizer 2: regenerative wax lamp by merve kahraman


‘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:

this project is motivated by a desire to create solutions to the negative effects of obsolescence, excessive consumerism,
technology and lack of emotional attachment between users and their products. ‘grow old series’ consists of objects that
have the ability to transform and recreate themselves, representing cycles.

the ultimate purpose is to design products with a poetic quality and create an emotional attachment even before interaction,
which surprise users and engage their imaginations and emotions
.’


after the high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts, the material gradually collects into a retainer


the heat resistance inside the core allows the wax to create a new mold


a video demonstrating the wax lamp concept

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