Wieki Somers Bellflower Lamp 2007

  • MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

The Bellflower Lamp is woven from one strand of fiber, with a combination of high-tech carbon and glass fiber braiding techniques. The base, arch, shade, and electric cables are all woven in one production line through “overbraiding,” a process developed for the aerospace industry. To counterbalance the complexity of the manufacturing process, Somers has given the lamp a delicate flower shape. “For me design should be an interplay between all the elements—shape, materials, technique function, concept and concept—without one element dominating.”

Gallery label from Energy, 2019
Manufacturer
Eurocarbon BV
Medium
Carbon fiber, glass fiber, epoxy, steel and LED lights
Dimensions
72 13/16 x 53 1/8 x 19 11/16" (185 x 135 x 50 cm)
Credit
Architecture & Design Purchase Fund
Object number
25.2008
Department
Architecture and Design

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