These brightly colored glass lamps have been designed to look as if the bulbs are melting through the diffuser. The unusual design was created by Swedish designer Johan Lindstén for Italian manufacturer Cappellini as a response to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
Suspended from a simple cord, Lindstén’s Meltdown pendant for Cappellini features a light bulb embedded within the wall of a colorful glass diffuser.
Lindstén describes the Meltdown lamps as an ‘attempt to make something beautiful from the disastrous nuclear accident in Fukushima.’ The lamp’s form, where the bulb appears to be on the brink of melting through the glass, is a reference to nuclear meltdown.
Due to launch this month, the lamps are available in six colors - grey, rose, tobacco, light blue, amethyst and amber.
About the manufacturer: Italian furniture and accessories supplier Capellini was founded in 1946 to provide a manufacturing platform for leading designers of the day. Many of Cappellini’s products have become iconic design pieces and are presented in museums around the globe, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in new York and the George Pompidou Centre in Paris.