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Studio David Graas: Modern 3D printed Cityscapes as Lightbulb

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Stalaclights and Huddle Bulbs by Studio David Graas: Beautiful 3D Printed Skyscraper Lights

Let us introduce you the probably most beautiful light bulbs we’ve ever seen: ‘Stalaclights’ and ‘Huddle’. Designed by Studio David Graas from Haarlem, The Netherlands, these 3D printed lights are upside down skyscrapers taken from main US city skylines. Made to look like glowing stalactites that grow inside limestone caves, they aren’t very bright, but they can perfectly serve as creative night lights or mood lights for the kids.

Schermafdruk 2016-02-19 20.39.04Stalaclights by Studio David Graas

Stalaclights are 3D printed bulbshades showing skyscrapers that seem to grow directly from the bulb. LED light sources hardly emits heat, therefore is now possible to connect a light shade directly to the bulb itself.

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The intricate design of the shades are inspired by the Art Deco era, a time when the first skyscrapers appeared in big cities like New York and Chicago.

Inspired by High Rise City Buildings

Nowadays every major city is dominated by high rise buildings. Their height steadily increasing in time, fuelled by the desire of their builders to realize the highest building of the world.

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If you would imagine these cities turned upside down it would look just like stalactites growing from the ceiling of a limestone cave. Steadily growing in time with every drop of ground water seeping through the cave’s roof.

Huddle – A Bulb Shaped Modern Cityscape

Huddle, the other creation, is a 3D printed bulbshade showing the modern cityscape: high rise buildings huddling close together. Directly mounted on the LED bulb that is included, the need for a fixture is ruled out.

3DPrinting.Lighting_Huddle_David Graas StudioHuddling as a Strategy for Survival

Just like the penguins in the Antarctic region huddle to survive the extreme cold during the winter time, people also have taken on huddling as a strategy for survival.

3DPrinting.Lighting_Huddle_David Graas Studio_3The mega city seems to be our destined habitat now that resources are becoming scarce. It also hold the key to a sustainable future with its concentration of information, technology and talent.

More of the work from Studio David Graas is available at the Studio’s website.

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Illumarco (Marco de Visser) is a Dutch self-proclaimed 3D Printing and Lighting enthusiast. Marco is an active contributor to the 3DPrinting.Lighting, Inspiration.Lighting and 3DPrinting.GLass blogs and actively involved with the global lighting, optics and maker movements.


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