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Bold Beaker Fixtures

The Beira Lamp by CreativeAffairs Looks Like a Full Chemist's Flask

— December 11, 2011 — Art & Design
As demonstrated by the Beira Lamp by CreativeAffairs, it's usually best to simplify the formal qualities of the object of inspiration in order to let your creation speak for itself. This cool contemporary pendant lamp mimics the look of a full Erlenmeyer flask, yet with a few subtle adjustments, sculptural simplifications and a bit of added flair, these pieces become truly unique.

The core of the light fixture comprises a suspending electrical cord with a lightbulb hidden within a small aluminum lampshade. The cable and the inner cone come in matching colors of black, silver or cobalt blue. A glass casing shaped like a chemistry beaker becomes the shell of the Beira Lamp by CreativeAffairs, affording a diffuse glow around its frosted base and establishing a playfulness about the effects of opaque and transparent materials with light.
Trend Themes
1. Chemistry-inspired Lighting - There is opportunity to create unique lighting fixtures that take inspiration from scientific glassware.
2. Sculptural Simplifications - Using subtle adjustments to simplify the form of an object can create striking and memorable designs.
3. Opaque and Transparent Effects - Exploring the use of materials that play with the effects of light can add a sense of playfulness to design.
Industry Implications
1. Lighting - The lighting industry can benefit from creating distinctive designs that take inspiration from unconventional objects.
2. Interior Design - Designers can incorporate chemistry-inspired lighting fixtures into contemporary spaces to create a unique and modern aesthetic.
3. Scientific Glassware - Innovating on the current designs of scientific glassware used in labs can create more visually appealing and interesting pieces for use in various industries.
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