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Bioluminescent lighting

February 24, 2010

The LuxCorp furniture designs are the result of a creative collaboration between the microbiologist Kathy Takayama en visual artist John Nicholson.

Their starting point was bacteria emitting light as a result of an oxidation process. These colonies of bacteria illuminate or power the designs in the same way that regular energy would do. The designs were created as prototypes for an exhibition on art and science entitled Metis. The main goal was not to come up with an alternative form of energy, but to make people think. To challenge people’s perception of microbiology, and its use in the world of design. It’s a nice new way of luxury lighting!

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