Gallery: Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Se...

 

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make an attractive addition to your home? Artist Julia Lohmann has used the sensational seaweed to create beautiful laser-cut lampshades. The kelp’s dried green skin produces a soft glow while the pierced geometric patterns reminiscent of Japanese textiles give the lampshade a lacy, delicate look. More fragile in appearance than her previous series of lamps, Kelp Constructs, we can certainly imagine this seaweed gracing our homes.

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