Dutch designer Joris Laarman created a desktop lamp that, though will not be good enough to illuminate your workspace, will be sufficient enough to compound and excite your guests. Powered by a mix of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells infused with luciferase, a bioluminescing enzyme, this is essentially light out of life.
Friedman Benda, whose gallery will be hosting an exhibit of Mr Laarman’s works, spoke with Fast Company about the logistics of displaying the Half Life Lamp project:
Sadly, Laarman’s attempt to bring a “Half Life Lamp” to New York failed when the stress of the trans-Atlantic trip proved too much for the little critters “They’re dead,” says Benda.
Here’s what the lamp looks like in the dark:
Fast Company: Joris Laarman Lets His Skeletal Chairs and Hamster Cell Lamps Do Their Own Thing
(hat tip: Gizmodo)