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Torafu Creates Light Installments that Resemble Water Balloons

 - Dec 27, 2013
References: torafu & mymodernmet
In light of the IFFT Interior Design Show that took place in Tokyo, architects and designers Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro of Japanese-based studio Torafu Architects have cleverly created interior lighting design inspired by the process of a water balloon being filled up under a faucet. The shape of the lightbulb becomes an embodiment of the water as it swells and expands like a water balloon.

Basing the design on the theme of light, the due crafted the material and glass with the help of a glass artist to transform the recycled fluorescent light bulbs into beautiful recreations of a lighting art installment.

The result is a beautifully surreal installment where each bulb is illuminated using LED lights and the glass serves as a magnifying glass to enlarge the suspended bubbles of air and to illuminate the swollen contours of the glass.