Thursday, November 18, 2010

Victoria Gardens' Gift Guide: Future Flora Lighting

Designed by Studio Tord Boontje. Available at Victoria Gardens.

As well as paper star lanterns, Victoria Gardens is also carrying these amazing sculptural Future Fauna Lanterns as well. Future Fauna are precision-etched metal sheets that transform into three exotic bloom-shaped forms. Future Flora inhabits the intersection of nature and technology. The contoured openings, fine details, and silver matte surface all conspire to illuminate space by casting poignant radiance.

Packaged flat, Future Flora are easily assembled by connecting intricate metal sheets that comprise each design.

“ Although I started by looking very closely at flowers, it became a project from memory, to imagine shapes which are like flowers but not exactly, a new kind of species – a flower and light hybrid.” — Tord Boontje

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