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Beth Lewis Williams' Beautiful Lithophane Lamps Blend 3D Printing With 19th Century Craft

by , 04/14/14

Beth Lewis Williams, 3D printed lights, Chinese porcelain inspiration, romantic aesthetic, Lithophane technique, 3d Printing, Art, Green Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair

Beth Lewis Williams revitalizes old design aesthetics through the use of contemporary technology. She takes inspiration from European lithophane ceramics, which draw upon techniques used in traditional Chinese porcelain. The use of 3D printing greatly reduces manufacturing costs while lending Beth Lewis Williams’ designs’ a romantic aesthetic that hints at the past.

Related: Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

With an aura of rural nostalgia, these lamps reflect on 19th century industrially produced ceramics. The delicately formed shades are plain white at first glance, however once illuminated from within they exhibit fine details of pastoral scenes and urban environments. Beth Lewis Williams’ textured lights can be spotted at Designersblock at this year’s Milan Design Week.

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Photos by Beth Lewis Williams

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