Breaking Bulbs: 3D-Printed Lamps Look To Shatter


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The moment that a light bulb shatters upon impact with a hard surface is frozen in time with ‘Breaking Bulbs,’ a series of 3D-printed lamps by Swedish firm Gässling. Made of a durable, lightweight nylon material, the series of 3 lamps involves 3 variations representing different ways of destroying glass bulbs.

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‘Oops, I dropped the bulb’ is a table or floor lamp shattered into shards soon after hitting a surface from above, even though ‘wrecking bulb’ is a cracked wall lamp. “Bullet meet bulb’ is a pendant lamp reminiscent of higher-speed bullet photograph, wherein the split-second that a bullet crashes via an object is captured on camera.

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“I wanted to challenge myself and generate object which would not be possible to make making use of traditional manufacturing strategies,” says designer Joakim Christoffersson. “The goal with the Breaking Bulbs project was to explore the 3D printing technology and uncover out how far I could push the technologies. It is a project which stands someplace between art and design.”

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Each and every bulb is offered in a variety of colors, powered by a 6W warm LED. They’re available for €399 (about $548) at the Gässling shop.

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