Creepy & Creative: Colorful Floating Lamp Design


Like a jellyfish lit up and floating in space, this hanging lamp design by Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir combines elegance with a colorful mystery about how it is suspended. The designer intended to make something that was a blend of magical, surreal, reflective and romantic – all rolled into a single hanging light design.


The lamp itself is made from the kind of highly reflective safety cloth normally seen in safety apparel. This material, used on the lamp shade and decorative dangling strings below, draws attention to itself and away from the ultra-thin fishing line from which the light fixture is suspended.


An LED light unit illuminates the entire light from below. Colored red, violet, blue and/or brown disks are set on the light to change its color and the shade above spreads the light according to various pattern options.


Despite the relative simplicity of its execution this design is, in fact, quite complex – involving alternative light sources, variable colors and patterns and a series of special effects that set it apart from a standard store-bought lamp or light fixture.


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