Design: A Plant That Grows In A Windowless Lamp

Trying to grow plants in a sun-shielded apartment or windowless basement can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. Luckily for all the plant lovers out there, Arne Sebrantke and Emilia Lucht from Berlin-based Nui Studio came through with an innovative design solution. With its own self-contained ecosystem, powered by a LED light that replicates the natural process of photosynthesis, the Mygdal lamp thrives on a completely self-sustained ecosystem. No more water or sun needed. The name of the lamp is a tribute to the hometown of Danish glassmaker Peter Kuchinke. The village of Mygdal in northern Denmark translates to mean “fertile soil.”

Made from hand blown glass domes and a concrete base, the finished object is beautiful and certainly one we could use in the modern city-dweller’s home. One of it’s design features is that the lamp has “an electrically conductive glass coating rendering an invisible connection between the power source and the LED.”
Nui Stuio are currently registering buyers’ interest and hope to start production in the next few months.The lamp would come in two sizes:  one to hang from the ceiling, and another that rests on top of a flat surface. 

All images courtesy of Nui Studio, © ErwinBlock Photography