Meet ZIGGi, DESKi and CLASSi, the three newest members of our original lighting family at 'by BULBING'. This new series offers bigger and brighter optical illusion lamps that aim to alter the perception of space and form using 3D shapes as the basis of the 2D designs.
The new lamps are inspired by classic and vintage-style desk lamps with a modern twist. In addition to increasing the scale in this series, I've opted for an industrious approach to the shape of the lampshade while keeping its signature optical illusion and 3D magic as the focal point of the design.
Nir Chehanowski, designer
Dror Sithakol, photographer
BULBING designer Nir Chehanowski has always been fond of optical illusions. After graduating from design school and finding his ways through temporary jobs, he used to do his art at home using hand made methods— nails and strings were his tools, and he imagined much of our 3D world within a 2D perspective.
As time passed he decided to try to transform his art into product; his first one being Flatlight, a 0.4 mm thick flat brand candleholder that looked 3D. Chehanowski launched Flatlight in 2014 as a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, thus beginning his life as a designer. The original Kickstarter campaign for 'BULBING' in 2014 was a great success— it was funded in 3 days and reached over 1800 backers around the globe.
'BULBING' DESIGN FEATURES
Each flat LED "by BULBING" lamp is made from a thick and strong sheet of acrylic glass that has been accurately laser engraved to create a classic lampshade silhouette. By etching dozens of intricate lines onto the acrylic sheet, we are able to create a sense of dimensionality, as LED light travels through the lines illuminating the design and creating a powerful optical illusion.
We have changed the original wooden base to classic steel and added a sleek birch wood stand to change the height and proportion of the design. The light is LED, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours, a warm glow, and heat-resistant.
We are currently raising money to produce our new line of lighting on Kickstarter.
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