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Designed by Burkhard Dämmer for LZF, this beautiful hanging lamp was inspired from drawings of radiolarians by the German zoologist and philologist Ernst Haeckel. The simple microorganism inspired the organic form to the lamp, creating a beautiful shape like a dandelion. Other interesting part is that this is not a single lamp only. It has several LEDs that can be lit all at once or by sections. This way you can adjust it as you need. More description by Burkhard Dämmer and LZF:

The idea comes from drawings by the German zoologist and philologist Ernst Haeckel. I was struck by the beauty of the symmetrical and geometric shapes from Kunstformen der Natur, which portrayed Haeckel’s radiolarians, microscopic organisms found in the depths of the ocean.

This first idea led me to a shape of pure geometry, the fullerenes molecule, also known as buckyball, a sphere formed by an ordered combination of pentagons and hexagons. As a result, the Dandelion resembles a wonderful shape from nature.

Dandelion can be considered as one single lamp or a combination of lamps. Inside, every shade several LED circuits are hidden, which can be lit all at once or by sections to meet the requirements of the room and the time of day.

Outside, the LZF wood veneer enfolds every geometrical shape, like cones sinking at different depths into the heart of Dandelion. The result is a very original lamp, a geometric puzzle of light which resembles one of the most basic forms of life.

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