Wednesday, March 6, 2013

La Lumiére Au Chocolat

Notice how everything just spelt in French becomes so much sexier? Even if it is as plain as the words chocolate lamp. Well, the La Lumiére Au Chocolat is just that. Not the most brilliant of designs, now is it? But there are chocolate mad people like me in the world, who make things like this.

This, La Lumiére Au Chocolat here was made by Alexander Lervik and was unveiled at the Stockholm Design Week at the Lightworks Exhibition. Lervik wanted to create a lamp concept that started with complete darkness and decided upon his favourite foodstuff as the medium.

When first turned on, the lamp gives no light (duh!), and only after the first few minutes do the first rays start to emerge. As the chocolate melts with the heat of the bulb, light begins to shine through, mimicking the rising of the sun. Eventually, the whole lamp melts, and on cooling down, the chocolate forms blocks at the base, which can then be eaten!

The shape of the lamp has been devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process. “The lamp was initially cube-shaped, but once we determined how chocolate melts, we modified the shape to resemble a cut-off pyramid,” says Alexander in Design Milk.

Uh... I dunno dude. I'd much rather eat my chocolate blocks from packets and get my light from within glass cases. I'm old fashioned like that.

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