Although the Hyphae Lamp looks strikingly singular, it isn't the first time a light fixture or even a piece of furniture has been inspired by nature (and leaves, to be more specific). There is an ethereal element to this particular design that sets it apart from other lamps that have been seen in the past.
Designed by the Nervous System studio, Hyphae Lamp was created via a complex 3D computing process, which more accurately copied the intricate details of the structure of a plant leaf so as to be more natural and unique. Even more intriguing, each Hyphae Lamp is actually grown through a controlled process based on the Auxin Flux Canalization theory, which was developed by the University of Calgary's Algorithmic Botany group. Nervous System applied it to the Hyphae Lamp so that no two lamps are alike, a characteristic also applicable to leaves.