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The Aureole Lamp Collection Is a Cosmic Garden of Delight

12.19.23 | By
The Aureole Lamp Collection Is a Cosmic Garden of Delight

Black sand, cutting-edge 3D-printing technology, and experimentation. All three of these elements – plus sunflowers – are behind Rollo Studio’s Aureole Collection that debuted during London Design Festival 2023. Each lamp exudes an otherworldly aura, inviting curiosity through a spiral structure that intertwines, folds, and curves to create layers of depth. It’s an ode to nature’s beauty and the studio’s biophilic design principals, with each lamp’s uniquely textured surface distributing and diffusing light in different ways. Stand directly in front of an Aureole lamp and it can become a visually hypnotic experience.

sunflower-inspired round black light fixture hanging on a wall

To make the collection a reality, Rollo Studio collaborated with companies Exone and Sandhelden. While sand molds are primarily used for metal casting in the auto industry, the trio looked beyond convention to see sand itself as the final object. They developed a method that sustainably enhances the strength and durability of the 3D-printed pieces, an advanced binder jetting process. When applied to the black sand it opens new doors to possibilities while pushing the boundaries of organic design.

two sunflower-inspired round black light fixtures hanging on a wall

detail of sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

two sunflower-inspired round black light fixtures hanging on a wall

two sunflower-inspired round black light fixtures hanging on a wall

two hands holding a sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

detail of sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

detail of sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

detail of sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

detail of sunflower-inspired round black light fixture

two sunflower-inspired round black light fixtures hanging on a wall behind a light-skinned man sitting on a stool

Rollo Bryant

To learn more about the Aureole Collection, visit rollostudio.com.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.