Like all good sci-fi movies, aliens are inspired by super-sized sea creatures or insects. Some of Alienology’s lamps could be interpreted as such with long flowing tendrils. However it has a more practical use other than dominating humanity. In fact they are eco-friendly, energy efficient, well thought out with a touch of retro thrown in.
Alienology’s intriguing forms are an exploration of using modern manufacturing method (laser-cutting) and attempting to minimize the material waste by optimizing the design pattern. The lamps were designed from the start to be shipped flat-pack and assembled by the final user (doable in about 15 minutes). It is made out of nesting set of curvy ribs perfectly interlocking on a flat sheet. Lamp simply slots together. No glue or any fasteners are needed.
The Spore Lamp is made out of Birch Plywood., and it can be assembled in about 10 – 15 minutes.
The Bloom Pendant lamp is also available in acrylic
Now, that is an alien I can live with. Available through Ponoko.
Have an infinitely modern day!