studio cheha tricks the eye with bulbing optical illusion lamp
studio cheha tricks the eye with bulbing optical illusion lamp studio cheha tricks the eye with bulbing optical illusion lamp
apr 17, 2014

studio cheha tricks the eye with bulbing optical illusion lamp

studio cheha tricks the eye with bulbing optical illusion lamp
all images courtesy of studio cheha




‘bulbing’ is a 2D wire frame lamp designed by nir chehanoswki of studio cheha that plays tricks on the eye. the piece creates an optical illusion, as it appears as a 3D lightbulb, but is actually completely flat. the frame consists of a thin sheet of acrylic glass, which is known for its light transmitting properties, while the base is constructed from high-quality plywood birch. an energy-efficient LED light is used with a lifespan of 50,000 hours to create a warm glow that won’t overheat. the playful product combines man-made fibers with natural materials, and both machinery and artisan handwork.


the ‘bulbing’ lamp is part of a kickstarter campaign, which can be followed here.



‘bulbing: flat led lamp – light up your life’
video courtesy of studio cheha



the wooden base is cut using a CNC machine, which is then finished by hand -sanding the surface and applying a varnish, with a laser machine used for the glass shape. ‘bulbing’ is also available in different designs, so that the lamp can be switched according to one’s mood.

the frame’s optical illusion can be seen in daylight too


the ‘bulbing’ lamp uses an energy efficient LED to emit a warm glow


the frame is inserted into a wooden base


detail of the flat lamp showing the 5mm thick acrylic glass



studio cheha is exhibiting the ‘bulbing’ lamp at the designboom mart new york in 2014.



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