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Dandelion

  • Company
    Burkhard Dämmer Design
  • Director
    Burkhard Dämmer

Dandelion With roots in nature and science, the Dandelion Pendant is a bloom of bright, LED light, designed by Burkhard Dammer for LZF. A piece that combines technology, originality, natural veneer and LZF’s signature style into one dramatic piece. Inspiration It all started with a book: Ernst Haeckels’ drawings in „Kunstformen der Natur" from 1899. The designer saw the zoologist’s artwork in an exhibition on Darwin at a museum in Frankfurt. He was impressed by the beauty of the microorganisms represented in the drawings. As often found in nature, beauty is based on symmetry, and he wanted to turn the beauty of these microorganisms into a large light object. Implementation It may look like it came from nature, but the Dandelion design has roots in molecular science. In search for a technical way of making the lamp, the designer came upon renowned inventor Buckminster Fuller, a master of symmetry. The form of his fullerene molecule forms the grid of the Dandelion Pendant. Regarding to the form of the fullerene, the Dandelion is made up of 31 individual lamps. Dandelion can be considered as one single lamp or a combination of lamps. Inside, every shade several LED circuits are hidden, and can be lit to meet the requirements of the room and the time of day. Appearance Outside, the LZF wood veneer enfolds every geometrical shape, like cones sinking at different depths into the heart of Dandelion. The result is a very original lamp, a geometric puzzle of light which resembles one of the most basic forms of life. Technical Data Size: ø 85 cm Material: natural wood veneer, acrylic, aluminum core Light source: 31 COB LEDs Color: 8 different colors in ash veneer, plus Cherry- and beach wood

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