CTENOPHORA LIGHTING PROJECT

How to make the glass conductiv? That the question Le Guen Design Studio ask to the National School of Glass, France, during their artist residency. After several tests and trials the team composed by glassmakers, designer and LED lighting specialists challenged the glass material to include electrical wires into the blowing glass. The unprecedented techniques ultimately redefine the overall aesthetics of the lamps. The final design was inspired by Ctenophora (bioluminescent marine organisms).
The incorporated metal serves as both an electrical circuit and structural element within the light fixture. Various techniques are used on the glass while hot to further enhance the lighting effects. The fixtures are lit by a high-brightness LED. Each piece evokes the aquatic world as it projects its own source of light. The shapes are created freehand. No two are alike because the outcome is unpredictable. Each piece in the series is therefore one of a kind.

The pieces are available for sale: contact@lucieleguen.com

2018
Unique pieces
Dimensions: various
Materials: : glass, copper wire, laser cutted copper and aluminium, leds, electronic
Organisation: Lycée Jean Monnet - Yzeure, , DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Realization: teachers and students of the Lycée Jean Monnet, Laser Fusion (laser cutting), , Ereimul (led system), Lucie Le Guen



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Exhibitions:
- Dutch Design Week, Yksi expo, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2018
- Nuit Bleue, MAD, Paris,2018
- Lycée Jean Monnet, Yzeure, 2018

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