The process-focused designs of Amsterdam-based designer Floris Wubben have been well documented on Design Milk and his latest work continues teetering on the line between functional objects and works of art. The Crystal Twist collection of lighting is composed of HI-MACS acrylic stone that looks as if it’s popped open like a refrigerated can of dough.
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The HI-MACS material is typically used for sleek surfaces, like countertops, but Wubben chose to use it to make lamps with a raw, organic quality. While working on the design he discovered that the material could be torn apart when it was heated. He created a tool that helped tear off the edges of the strips of acrylic stone and then wrapped the warm stone around a mold to create the spiral. To create the lamp, he layered the twisted stone so light would emit through the cracks and highlight the torn edges.
The Crystal Twist collection was developed in collaboration with Baars & Bloemhoff.