DesignerPages Media

Normal Flora by Grasping Hand

French design studio Grasping Hand have introduced Normal Flora, a pendant lamp that projects growing human bacteria on to a screen.

Normal_Flora_by_Grasping_Hand_4

Normal Flora turns unsightly bacteria into a unique pendant lamp design that changes its appearance over time.

The project’s unusual title, Normal Flora, is the name given name to the bacteria commonly found in the human body. A sample of this bacteria is collected in a petri dish with a little gel and then left to grow in darkness for a few days. The dish is then hung carefully below the lamp and then projected onto a 65 diameter screen. The result is a circular lamp that resembles a planet from outer space whose surface will change its appearance over time as the bacteria grows.

Normal_Flora_by_Grasping_Hand_5

The device is composed of a circular screen, a petri dish filled with nutriments and gel placed above, a LED light emitter fixed to the ceiling, and a thin bent steel structure that holds the parts in place. The growing process will eventually stabilize but can be repeated any number of times after cleaning the dish with chlorine.

Normal_Flora_by_Grasping_Hand_8

For more information contact graspinghandatgmail.com or visit www.graspinghand.com

About the designers: French studio Grasping Hand was founded in 2011 by Alexandre Xanthakis and Bud Aniontinder. Their projects question matters about generation, forces and physical events. 

Posted March 7th, 2013 by Ali Morris


Promo Video

Sponsors

Latest from Otto

Teknion’s Atlanta, Chicago Showrooms Awarded LEED Certification

Teknion Corporation’s Atlanta and Chicago sh...

SVA’s “Masters Series” Honors Tom Geismar

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) will honor graphic...

Work Design Magazine and CORT Survey Finds Need for Diversity in Office Workstations

Following the recent trend of open office spaces, ...

Understanding the Place of Art in Interior Design

Interior designers James Rixner, Patrick Hamilton,...

IIDA NY Announces 2014 Student Design Award Winners

The International Interior Design Association̵...

Contribute

Do you have a product you would like to share with us? Submit to 3rings.