Thursday, March 17, 2005

This is what design should be about. A perfectly choreographed dance between art and technology: Enter the petal lamp. It uses a memory metal spring to open and close the petals. When the bulb is off/cold, the metal contracts and the petals close. When the bulb is on, the metal warms up and expands and slowly opens the petals. It's a concept any kid in school would be familiar with. Heck, I learnt about expansion and contraction during one of my first few Chinese lessons in primary school! I guess it goes to show that it's the really simple ideas that give birth to brilliant designs. Absolutely brilliant.


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