vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli
 
vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli
apr 20, 2010

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli

‘leek’ lampshades image © designboom

dutch designers kathy ludwig and florian kräutli have designed ‘for the birds’, a series of lampshades made from tapioca, vegetables and wafers. the three different lamps are made from beet root, blue cabbage and leek respectively. production follows similar processes to that of paper making in which the materials are thoroughly combined and pressed into a mould to set.

when hung indoors, the aromas of the vegetables can be experienced within the space, giving off an earthy smell. when the vegetable lamps are no longer wanted for the domestic environment, they can be brought outside, hung in a tree and serve as food for animals. the transition from inside to outside starts a transformation in the product which can’t be reversed, changing its original purpose.

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutliup close image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutlidetail image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli ‘red cabbage’ lamp image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli underside of the lamp image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli detail image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli ‘beet root’ lamp image © designboom

vegetable lamps by kathy ludwig and florian kräutli installation view image © designboom

‘for the birds’ was on show at tuttobene during milan design week 2010.

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