Fugu-Inspired Blowfish Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light

847 votes

Fugu-Inspired Blowfish Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light by Andrea Carvajal



Andrea Carvajal's lamp was originally inspired by the image of a Fugu, the Japanese term for puffer fish. Carvajal took aesthetic cues from the unique fish to create a spiky, translucent lighting fixture that creates a series of hypnotic circles when illuminated. Although the design fulfills the traditional role of a lamp, the designer feels that it's better suited for decorative purposes than practical ones. Carvajal also envisions his design as the perfect focal point for public spaces such as a hotel lobby, or a design-conscious waiting room.

847 votes

22 Responses to “Fugu-Inspired Blowfish Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light”

  1. Kestrel Jenkins says:

    All I can think about are sparklers when I look at this light – what an interesting design inspiration as well.

  2. Ajj411 says:

    Like it

  3. lale says:

    Pretty cool!!!

  4. sheila_arocha@att.net says:

    I love it! I get a very nice calming energy when I look at this design. It makes me feel like I’m actually all alone under the sea. Great!

  5. luz says:

    Exelen art

  6. a411 says:

    like it

  7. cliffchampion says:

    i love this one, it’s just that i wish the tubes were salvaged or something. but when it’s illuminated, the circles from the end of the tubes look like holographic halos or something. so cool.

  8. a23 says:

    looks reall artistic

  9. kjwike says:

    I like the look and the inspiration behind this lamp but I don’t like that the description doesn’t say anything about what it is made of. This competition is supposed to be based on reused materials not just the look of the lamp.

  10. Pete DiRosato says:

    It makes me think of a burst of energy.

  11. KnumXD says:

    i love it! its creative! i would love to have this in my room!

  12. johnsongirl2 says:

    beautiful

  13. lolawants says:

    Dunno. For all its votes, I’m not all that impressed. Fish tanks? Test tubes? There are a lot of those lying around in landfills? Pretty when lit, but there are other finalists that are much more impressive overall (not to mention the time involved in the creation of many of them).

  14. Bulla says:

    Grande Andreita!!! I love the lamp! …when you win, please save it for me, I want to install it in the Chinaroom! besos y Exitos!!!

  15. eboireau says:

    A nice and artistic lamp… when seen against a dark background. Yet, not so pretty under ambiant light, that highlights it is made of a large quantity of glass, not a green material, heavy and fragile, with risk of injury (at least once thrown in the garbage). The competition was “looking for stellar examples of inspiring eco-friendly lamps that make smart use of materials”. This lamp looks stellar (rather than a fish), nice, but it is rather fishy to see it eco-friendly and designed to work with LEDs!

  16. eboireau says:

    A nice and artistic lamp… when seen against a dark backgrund. Yet, not so pretty under ambiant light, that highlights it is made of a large quanity of glass, not a green material, heavy and fragile, with possible risk of injjury (at least when thrown in the garbage!). The competition was “looking for stellar examples of inspiring eco-friendly lamps that make smart use of materials”. This lamp looks stellar (rather that a fish), nice, but it is fishy to see it sustainable, nor designed for LEDs.

  17. RedSewingBox says:

    This lamp is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!

  18. viodelda says:

    Its beautiful, great job

  19. marjorieb says:

    love it!

  20. IDgeek says:

    What is not included in the details are the fabrication process and other materails used to make the lamp. Re purposed surplus labware is certainly a clean source of high quality glass. The optical adheasive and other mechanical fasteners involved are TBD. If it is all held in a jig and glued together great, but tell us so. If an underlying armiture is used for structure it should be indicated. Certainly a nice clean look. Just need more information.

  21. valeria says:

    me encanta

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