Winners and finalists
Fluctus Suspension Lamp
The product in evidence is a lamp; its surface represents the ocean seen from an underwater view, and the light coming from above filters and passes through the surface, creating light effects through the material.
The material in this project has been worked in a different way – therefore not in the form of a slab – but in very thin surface, reduced to a minimum.
Work was done by dissolving a small amount of regenerated nylon together with small pieces of fishing nets collected from the ocean.
In this way we create thin, non-homogeneous and irregular lighting screens, whose shape and color is given by the dissolution of the starting materials.
The plastic material dissolves, independently composing the structure, the chemical bonds, the color effects, as if it were an autonomously grown plant form.
The light source is placed behind the surface, the light passes through it in areas where the material is thin or more transparent, projecting suggestive lights and shadows around it.
Through the transparency and reflections at different density, the coloured fishing nets melted together with the recycled polymer seems to float, as an abstract reflection about the fragile condition of our oceans.