Dramprom by Roger Arquer



Spanish designer Roger Arquer has created a lamp that uses condensation to diffuse light from the bulb.


Called Dramprom, the glass lamp contains water that evaporates as it is heated by the bulb.


Water vapour condenses on the inside of the glass, diffusing the light.


When the condensation cools, drops fall back into the pool of water in the bottom of the lamp and the cycle begins again.


Drampron will be launched at an exhibition of work by Spanish designers that opens tomorrow at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.


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Fish bowls


The exhibition, called Sueños de un grifo, Diseño con alma de agua, runs until 11 October.


Here's some more information from Roger:


Roger Arquer Studio

Roger Arquer exhibits ‘Dramprom’ at SUEÑOS DE UN GRIFO. Diseño con alma de agua

Roger Arquer shows his condensation lampshade light ‘Dramprom’ for first time in Spain under the exhibition SUEÑOS DE UN GRIFO. Diseño con alma de agua.

‘Dramprom’ is a light there the lampshade is created by water condensation. The light bulb is placed in a recess inwards the main body of glass --outside the sealed container, with no access to the water inside the lamp. The heat of the light bulb creates its own condensed lampshade inside the container, creating a soft diffusion of the light.

The condensation sticks on the interior of the glass, when it becomes too condensed, drops start to fall. These drops will eventually become again condensation, creating a never ending cycle.

“The lampshade of this lamp is no more than moist and thin drops of water. So simple but fascinating to watch, as alive as a candle light”, says Arquer.

Curated by Hector Serrano and Javier Esteban, the exhibition explores through the work of few Spanish designers, the role that objects may have in our dialogue with water.

On view until October 11, 2009, the exhibition has been organized by ddi (Sociedad Estatal para el Desarrollo del Diseño y la Innovación, and Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where is being held.

When: 17 July – 11 October 2009
Where: Sala Juana Mordó, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (Spain)

Posted on Thursday July 16th 2009 at 10:43 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Azeem


  • Dave

    Lovin’ it.

  • True poetry :)

  • rik

    “as alive as a candle” sounds promising.

  • s

    love it , it reflect the cosy feel of being inside on a rainy night

  • amazing

  • Brian

    mui bueno!


  • Tolga Yagli

    clearly clever…

  • suffin

    nice one.

  • xm

    sounds like an electrical nightmare

  • charles

    maybe you can plant algaes inside and start a whole ecosystem

  • Beautifully simple. @xm, it is a sealed glass vessel (see section image), the wiring never comes into contact with the water… That was my initial thought too though.

  • Very good idea. But the design looks more suitable for outdoor.

  • neuhaus

    it’s funny, I am always drying out the interior of my Sun Jars (Tobias Wong for Suck UK), as the jar does not do a good job in sealing out rain.

    My Sun Jars looks just like this, who would have thought.

  • designgurunyc

    simple, understated and poetic, congratulations.

  • naturally great….well done!

  • Oooh, dreamscape lighting. Very evocative. I like muchly.

  • puckfly

    But will it work with compact fluorescents???

  • nelson

    this is very clever… simple and beautiful… very poetic indeed!

  • Vepsert

    This is exactly why the lightbulb should not be abolished by the EU laws – let’s be creative instead of restrictive!

  • charlotte

    wow, a bulb that is powerd by what it is powering