christian vivanco: algae
christian vivanco: algae christian vivanco: algae
dec 24, 2010

christian vivanco: algae

algae light, christian vivanco images courtesy of christian vivanco, © enrique carrazoni




barcelona-based designer, christian vicanco has released ‘algae’ in collaboration with spanish company, almerich. the suspension light was developed after vivanco closely observed seaweed and the coral reefs in the mexican caribbean. reminiscent of the intense and varied colors and constant underwater  movement of algae, the sculptural lamp hangs in the air, changing in its’ appearance depending on the angle at which it is viewed from. two sheets of acrylic – one colored and one clear frosted- are draped over a compact fluorescent tube, concealing the lamp and the housing.  as a result, both the emanating light and the overall color are diffused.  ‘algae’ is available in a variety colors.

selected color options images © tato baeza



technical drawing of the light

  • Simple and beautiful. I feel envyous!

    ollin says:
  • could have been so much better . algae is a really amazing organism and i do not see its variety , complexity and simplicity expressed in this lamp. sounds like someone made a lamp and then placed a meaning ……..

    mr.mclee says:

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