This digitally fabricated lamp, named ”Phýllon” by Nikolay Hristov Ivanov, is inspired by the complexity of the leaf’s venation. Completely new process that employs computed simulation is used in order to generate very precise and subtle design, operating almost at a micro-scale. The project started as a design-investigation with the goal not to mimic the leaf’s pattern, but to configure a new reading – using speculative data set and reconnecting within a different logic – of a spider net, where the complexity is created by the quantity of elements and not by their quality.
The elegance of this unique lamp is an outcome of the serious exploration of numerous configurations of points, connections and logic of growth therefore the crystallized structure is extremely fragile.
The lamp is self-sufficient – it generated energy by itself. The silicon membrane contains spherical photovoltaic cells. The leaves are composed of two layers, an external armor skeleton and internal soft membrane that merge into one homogeneous blade.
The photovoltaic cells and the LED light emitters on the surface of the ”Phýllon” lamp are distributed according to the most common use and the sun direction, that way the process of accumulating the light is optimized. Lamp has a diverse distribution – half of the surfaces will be covered with silicon crystal balls and the other half with LED lights. Due to the fact that accumulative and emit cells are having almost no difference, the surface will appear homogeneous. The solar energy is stored in the inner core. The project was influenced by autumn, in the words of the author.