Colour Lights by Maarten De Ceulaer


Milan 2010: Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer will present a series of lights containing water tinted with food colouring in Milan later this month.

Called Colour Lights, the range consists of glass vessels filled with water containing non-toxic colourants.

The lights will be presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile from 14-19 April.

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Here's some text from the designer:

The concept is simple but unique; by adding a few drops of edible food colourants to the water inside the bottle, you can change the colour of the lamp, and the atmosphere of the space.

Any colour can be created by the right mix of the primary colours Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. The spherical shape in the bottom of the bottles is sandblasted from below, so the power-LED below it, mounted on an aluminium disc, illuminates it completely.

The food colourants will be supplied with the lamp, can be ordered afterwards, but can also be bought in most supermarkets. All lamps will be handmade in collaboration with a laboratory glass-ware atelier in Brussels. What you see on these images is the first series of prototypes, it will soon be expanded with more typologies of bottles, and various sizes will be available in each model.

These prototypes will be presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Via Matteo Bandello 14/16 20123 Milano) during the Salone del Mobile, from 14-19 April.

More Dezeen stories about Maarten de Ceulaer:


Leather Collection (above, May 2009)


A Pile of Suitcases (above, October 2008)

Posted on Sunday April 4th 2010 at 9:17 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • designgurunyc

    I shouldn’t really like these but I do! Maarten has such a light touch with form and proportion (and colour when he uses it), that all his pieces stand out because of their understatement and simplicity. Well done, also, Rossana for seeing the beauty in his designs that do not clamour for attention.

  • i have to say we made this light already in my firt year in college , it is almost the same….oh my god.!!!!

  • ferry

    Yeaaaaaah Maarten, they’re beautiful! I can’t wait to see them in real!

  • shannon

    what’s so special about these? is this even worthy of a blog post?

    if these were made by a designer from a country outside of western europe, i bet dezeen won’t even show it.

  • Jeff

    cool lava lamps…

  • trippy and awesome