Tiffany Flowers by Ding3000

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Milan 09: Hannover-based designers ding3000 present Tiffany Flowers, a light inspired by Tiffany lamps, at SuperStudio in Zona Tortona this week.

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The lamp is made out of more than 500 laser cut acrylic glass pieces, which are joined by an environmentally friendly PU-coating.

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Tiffany Flowers will be on show at the HIDDEN HEROES exhibition at Superstudio Piu in Zona Tortona, 22-27 April.

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Here's more information from ding3000:

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For more than 100 years Tiffany-lamps have never really changed neither in shape nor in pattern. With “Tiffany Flowers” ding3000 lines up to reanimate this old-fashioned Tiffany-subject by means of contemporary shapes and materials.

For our new lamp-design “Tiffany Flowers”, which will be shown at the exhibition 'Hidden Heroes' (Superstudio Piu, Milano. Date), we rediscovered the technique of Tiffany. With this technique huge quantities of complex, large, colourful and richly detailed lamps can be produced in an economic way.

Unfortunately Tiffany lamps have not evolved in shape or pattern over the last 100 years. With “Tiffany Flowers” we have set a starting point to lend Tiffany a new fascination with the help of alternative joining techniques, new materials and a contemporary design. “Tiffany Flowers” is made out of more than 500 laser cut acrylic glass pieces, which are simply joined by an environmental friendly PU-coating. The motive is inspired by an unknown internet-beauty called “Tiffany”.

Tiffany Flowers at the HIDDEN HEROES exhibition at the ‘Temporary Museum for New Design’.
Underground area ‘Discovering’
Superstudio Piu in Zona Tortona, 22-27 April.
22nd-27th April, 2009

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Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 2:37 pm by Rachel Blunstone. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://www.session23design.com Michael

    Exhibition indeed.

  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    It’s a lovely reinterpretation. I do prefer for this to have been on a stand rather than hanging on a wire.

  • Terry Glenn Phipps

    Very nice idea, though it seems that you have neglected to realize that the evolution of George Comfort Tiffany’s work more-or-less stopped when he died in 1933. Death has a nasty habit of halting the artistic process right in its tracks.

    The lamp is cool but when you get an opportunity to see a Tiffany lamp in person take it. The essence of the work had to do with refraction and not reflection. Indeed using laser cutting great things could be accomplished. Where Mr. Tiffany alive today I have no doubt he would be on that absolute technological avante garde.

    Terry Glenn Phipps

  • http://www.Tiffany-Lamp-uk.co.uk Jeremy Taylor

    The original Tiffany lamps were beautiful but admittedly not everybody’s taste perhaps these modern versions will continue the legacy and expand their popularity.