Kranen/Gille’s Plant Lamps were inspired by the way plants grow. Employing a signature motif of the studio’s work, the lamp’s structures represent geometricized branches. The series was also influenced by the analytical botanical photographs of turn-of-the-20th-century photographer Karl Blossfeldt, as well as the structure of circuit boards, in nod to how technology often mimics nature.
After graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2004, Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille began collaborating in 2006, soon after launching their eponymous design studio in the Netherlands. The duo designs for industry and bespoke, artisanal production, often bringing together materials from both worlds./p>
Electronics, Glass, Gold plated steel
90 x 33 x 33 cm