Bloom: Lighting That Opens Up to Darkness
Furniture & Lighting
We’re tempted to label it the…flowering…of a new movement. On the heels of our recent piece on the charming Blom table lamp by FontanaArte, in which movable ‘petals’ may be used to control the flow of light, comes this enchanting petal-based lighting concept from Belarusian designer Constantin Bolimond, who sees enlightening possibilities in optical sensors. Bolimond’s Bloom pendant hinges on the notion of illumination that responds directly to changing light conditions, contingent upon a series of moving parts that gradually open as daylight winds down. Bloom’s petal-shaped elements—which, according to the designer, may be crafted from wood, plastic or paper—open up to reveal the lamp’s full wattage only at night; luckily, its graceful tulip bulb shape looks plenty pretty even when fully closed.
Images: Constantin Bolimond