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Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Posted By Radhika Sawhney On February 6, 2013 @ 3:43 pm In Art,Green Home decor,green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Sustainable Food | No Comments

Alexander Lervik, Lumière au Chocolate, Chocolate Lamp, Stockholm, Sweden, LED Lamp, Melting Chocolate, SAAS Instruments, Galleri Kleerup, Edible Lamp [1]

Swedish designer Alexander Lervik [2] has created Lumière au Chocolate [3] – a delectable LED lamp [4] made of chocolate that slowly melts to let light filter through. Lervik worked with the Scandinavian LED specialists at SAAS Instruments [5] to create the deceivingly simple lamp, which was unveiled at Galleri Kleerup [6] in Stockholm this year.

Alexander Lervik, Lumière au Chocolate, Chocolate Lamp, Stockholm, Sweden, LED Lamp, Melting Chocolate, SAAS Instruments, Galleri Kleerup, Edible Lamp [7]

When creating Lumière au Chocolate, Alexander Lervik [2] was inspired by the way light spreads out across the horizon at dawn. The lamp slowly increases in intensity as heat from the LED [8] causes the chocolate to melt. What begins as a completely dark and opaque lamp shade soon melts in a brilliant display of light – and the chunks of chocolate are edible once they’ve solidified and cooled!

Lervik experimented with a variety of shapes before he settled on the form of a truncated pyramid: “The lamp was initially cube-shaped, but once we determined how chocolate melts together we modified the shape to resemble a cut-off pyramid. I find it poetic, with complete darkness at first and then a tiny ray of light penetrates the dark chocolate,” says Alexander [2].

We love this exceptional lamp not only for its simplicity, subtle poetry and the use of LEDs, but also because of how great it would be in restaurants – the chocolate would melt as customers enjoy their meal, and solidify again just in time for dessert!

+ Alexander Lervik [2]

Images courtesy of Alexander Lervik


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[2] Alexander Lervik: http://lervik.se/gallery/untitled/

[3] Lumière au Chocolate: http://lervik.se/projects/category/all/

[4] LED lamp: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/

[5] SAAS Instruments: http://www.saas.fi/products/luminaires

[6] Galleri Kleerup: http://galleri-kleerup.se/

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[8] LED: http://inhabitat.com/lighting-2/

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