Following their previous partnership at the Milan Design Week 2016, Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG and the Italian lighting brand Artemide has teamed up for the London Design Festival 2018, to create a colour-changing lamp designed to help plants grow.
The pill-shaped blown glass lamp, called Gople, uses Artemide’s patented RWB lighting system that was designed in 2010. The system allows light to be set at different temperatures – diffusing either red, white or blue tones to create a pleasant ambience, but also help plants perform photosynthesis.
The project was conceived as a bespoke solution for one of BIG’s latest projects, Area 2071, a new space in Dubai that brings together entrepreneurs, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, and government programs.
The lamps are hand made using an ancient Venetian glass blowing technique that gradually turns white glass into crystal glass. Gople is available in white crystal, transparent silver and transparent bronze finishes.