Young Swedish designer Johan Lindsten created this funky colored-glass globe, blown by hand into a mold with a dip at the bottom to cradle the light bulb. True to its name, the Meltdown lamp indeed looks like it’s melting downward. These pendants come in a pleasing palette of pastels to choose from: gray, pink, tobacco, blue, amethyst, amber and clear.
Johan Lindstén interprets the design as an opportunity to express thoughts and emotions into physical objects and influencing the mood of the people, making our environment more beautiful and joyful. For this reason, he realizes a glass colored lamp with a spherical shape, hand-blown in a mold.
The idea behind the project was to create something beautiful, funny and enjoyable starting from the bad and disastrous nuclear accident that occurred at Fukushima. The lamp is available in different color shades such as gray, pink, tobacco, blue, amethyst and amber, and it is used as a single swing lamp or in a composition of several cluster elements.
The lamp Meltdown by Johan Lindsten. A project recently exhibited at Salone Satellite in Milan Cappellini has engineered and put into production. Meltdown debut next January to ImmCologne 2013, after it was recently presented to the press in the Cappellini showroom in Milan.
Meltdown is an interpretation and attempt to make something beautiful from the disastrous nuclear accident in Fukushima. Would an actual meltdown occur and what would the impact be? The disaster is reflected in the lamps where the process already begun and the bulb are about to melt through the last defense of the glass.
Name: Meltdown Lamps
Type: Pendant light, Bulb light
Materials: hand blown glass
Materials Combination: Glass + Color, Eco / Recycled / Green
Lamp Type: Incandescent
Colour: Mix / Multi Color, Transparent
Lighting Designer: Johan Lindstén – Borgmästargatan 9, 116 29, Stockholm, Sweden
Manufacturer: Cappellini – Italy
Text Description: © Courtesy of Johan Lindstén, designspeaking
Images: © Johan Lindstén