- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

LUMEN TREE

Posted By Sarah Rich On November 2, 2005 @ 6:59 pm In Art,Green Home decor,Green Lighting,San Francisco,Uncategorized | 1 Comment

adamfrank1 [1]

Here is a good idea made just right. The Lumen Tree [2] by Adam Frank [3] is an oil lamp that projects the shadow of a tree onto your wall. The tree and the body of the lamp are made of acid-etched stainless steel, and (this is cool) the flame comes from a 17-hour liquid wax fuel cell, which is both odorless and clean-burning. As the flame flickers, the shadow moves naturally, and – if you’ve forgotten elementary math – the farther away from the wall you place the lamp, the larger the shadow will be.


Adam Frank [3] is a product designer and inventor who focuses largely on investigations into the nature and possibility of using light in design. He began his work with a high-tech theater company in San Francisco and has since become internationally recognized for his ingenuity. He’s got a number of other truly awesome inventions and installations, which can be seen at his website. (And of course you can purchase the Lumen [2] online through his site.)

+ www.adamfrank.com [3]
via: Mocoloco [4]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/lumen-tree/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/11/02/lumen-tree/adamfrank1/

[2] Lumen Tree: http://www.adamfrank.com/lumen/lumen_tree.htm

[3] Adam Frank: http://www.adamfrank.com

[4] Mocoloco: http://mocoloco.com/archives/001673.php

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.