In April at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, Nir Meiri launched a series of lamps made of seaweed and has just added pendants to the line, which will be part of an exhibition called Pre-Production at Tiroche Gallery.
Inspired by the sea, seaweed is used as the main material for these lamps as it is applied over metal strips while still wet. As it dries, it shrinks and forms the lamp’s shade. A finishing coat is applies to preserve it. As the light shines through, it feels very much like you’re underwater… and throws interesting shapes onto the walls. They also kind of look like green glass.
Watch how they’re made:
Photos by Shay Ben Efrayim, Aviram Ohad