Plants and flowers have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration for designers throughout history. Here we highlight five new lamps whose designs are inspired by blooms and botany.
Constantin Bolimond's Flower-shaped lamp is embedded with an optical sensor that allows it's petals to gradually open up and illuminate as light decreases - the reverse of the nyctinasty movement found in nature where flowers bloom in the daylight and close at night time.
Bloom is a series of three table lamps designed by Norwegian designer Kristine Five MelvÃ¦r and inspired by forms found in nature. Made from printed canvas, the shades resemble flower buds, hanging fruits or water droplets.
Studio Roosegaarde's Dune is an interactive landscape of poles topped with LED lamps that respond to sound and motion. Appearing like water reeds swaying in the breeze, the poles illuminate as people walk by.