Inspired by how veins form in leaves, each lamp is digitally grown in a computer simulation and fabricated with 3D printing. The process guarantees that every lamp is unique.The nylon lampshade is lit by eco-friendly LED's.
Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.
The lamp comes with an eco-friendly 3-watt 200 lumen LED light fixture with three bright Cree LED's that will last for approximately 6 years of continuous use. It works off a 120V or 240V outlet.