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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mesmerized by Modern Lighting

I am always fascinated by illuminating, magical effects of lighting. I was browsing Metropolitan Home magazine when I stumbled upon an article about the amazing inventor/designer Paul Cocksedge. This is a Paul Cocksedge design called "Swell." There is a small glass bubble in it filled with colored mercury that reacts to the heat produced by a light bulb, when the lamp is on - the coloured liquid expands in the glass container filling it and when the lamp is turned off the liquid contracts again.

This Paul Cocksedge design is made from plastic foam cups to transform into his Styrene lamp. A very organic and amazing sculpture made by applying heat to polystyrene...causing the structure to change its shape.