Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

This pendant lamp based on a flower by Belarussian designer Constantin Bolimond would open and illuminate when it senses low light.

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

"The idea came about thanks to flowers that begin to bloom when the sun shines," Bolimond told Dezeen.

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

Constantin Bolimond's Bloom lamp concept would act in the opposite way to normal flowers.

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

Instead of unfurling its bud-like cover in sunlight, the lamp's optical sensor would react when it gets dark and cause the petals to gradually spread out as the light decreases.

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

Different materials and colours could be used to create the six petals, which would act together as a shade and regulate the amount of light dispersed from the small bulb positioned in the centre.