A Lamp Made From Sugar: SUESSLICHT by Voxel Studio

German design group Voxel Studio created SUESSLICHT, a pendant lamp made of sugar. Each shade is formed in a cone-like shape that resembles a sugarloaf, which is the original form that refined sugar was produced and sold. Partnered with simple hardware and primary colored, textile-covered cords, these lights are pretty sweet (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

The shades are made when sugar crystals are mixed with a water base, then pressed and dried, forming the thin, crystalline shell. They’re thin enough so that the light shines through but not directly. The crystals also make the light shimmer.

The butterfly nut adds an industrial element, while at the same time being functional.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.