Swedish designer Johan Lindstén, of Lindstén Form Studio, has created the Meltdown lamp for Italian manufacturer Cappellini. Guilio Cappellini discovered the design in 2012, at Salone del Mobile, which led to its realization as a Cappellini product.
The concept of the lamp was to create something beautiful from the disastrous nuclear accident in Fukushima. The tragic event is reflected in the lamp’s form, referencing a meltdown process that has already started. The bulb looks as it is about to melt “through the last defense of the glass”.
The thin colourful glass is hand blown into a spherical shape, with a diameter of 285 mm. Each lamp can be composed in a linear way or randomly grouped together. Meltdown is available in several colours such as: dove, pink, tobacco, light blue, amethyst and amber.
*All images and information courtesy of Cappellini.