Melbourne-based Charlwood Design has created The Ribbons of Life — a unique lighting concept inspired by the distinctive and intricate organic structures of nature for The Design Institute of Australia’s Light + Shade exhibition which is part of Victoria’s State of Design Festival.

Drawing on a DNA strand as a starting point, Charlwood was interested in exploring the way light interacts with complex shapes. The result is a futuristic, intriguing form that diffuses light into dense, multi-layered shadows. Using their in-house 3D printer for fabrication allowed the creation of new forms previously impossible to manufacture using traditional methods. The final material, a form of ABS plastic gives a soft amber glow to light as it passes through it. Designed by Paul Charlwood and Luca Abate.

The Ribbons of Life Lamp in main home furnishings  Category

The Ribbons of Life Lamp in main home furnishings  Category