minali singh: 'lotus' lamps and 'rocket' planter
minali singh: 'lotus' lamps and 'rocket' planter minali singh: 'lotus' lamps and 'rocket' planter
jan 13, 2010

minali singh: 'lotus' lamps and 'rocket' planter

‘lotus’ and ‘rocket’ by minali singh from qatar are two of the 150 shortlisted entries from the recent designboom competition ‘the intelligent hand’ in collaboration with macef.

the jury is almost finished making their selections and the results of the competition will be unveiled on january 15th, 2010.

‘rocket’ planter

rocket is a reversible terracotta planter which can be utilized in two ways. smaller plants can be planted in the three small pots on one end of the pot. but the pot can be turned over to provide a larger pot space for bigger plants. the planter is made by attaching three small cones to a larger cone, thrown on a wheel.

‘rocket’ can be used to house larger plants…

or flipped over to house smaller plants such as herbs

its form is based on a rocket

‘lotus’ lamps

these terracotta lamps are inspired by lotus leaves. each lamp is made by joining two curved slabs of clay. the ‘V’ indentation is cut out when the clay is leather hard. the inside is painted with a white slip for better reflectivity, while the outside is finished in brown.

up close

‘lotus’ lamps provide a subtle warm glow

  • The “lotus lamp” is so cool. But the vase is too much ugly!

    alex says:
  • those are lily leaves and not lotus-the latter are fully round with no v cuts

    dilip says:
  • they are pac-mans!
    where does the cord go anyway?

    dodo bird says:
  • Very nice work!

    Shivani says:

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