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Crealev Makes Levitation Look Easy

Crealev, short for "Creative Levitation Solutions," hopes to meet all of your levitation needs. This Netherlands-based company seeks to introduce anti-gravity technology into the mainstream for the betterment of humanity's creative projects.

Just recently unveiled at Dutch Design Week, these levitating lamps were designed by Angela Jansen. Everyday objects such as lamps and Buddha statues were on display hanging out, defying gravity. Soon it's quite possible that their scope will expand to include supporting objects as heavy as humans, so we won't have to do all that hard work anymore.

The actual technology involved is a bit murky, but magic, smoke and mirrors may be involved, as well as magnets.

Actually, they've filed for a patent on this somewhat mystical technology, which boasts optimal levitation height, excellent stability and low power dissipation. The device can even be battery operated for smaller objects.

The basic design consists of a circular base that can be hidden in the lower object, and a smaller, floating second layer that is housed inside the levitating portion. The circular, modular design allows for countless applications, and can be scaled according to size.

Currently, Crealev accepts custom orders and can provide either a special one-piece order, or a series of up to 500 smaller pieces.

 

Here's a short video demonstrating that this is indeed the real deal.

Found via Mocoloco

Sarah Olson
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Comments
Nov 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

ok, but how the bulb gets

ok, but how the bulb gets the electricity ?

Nov 7, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

It looks like the light

It looks like the light source is coming from the base (not elevated)

Nov 7, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I believe it's called

I believe it's called "electromagnetism"

Unless the light is powered by taking energy from the rotation of the lamp... that would be incredible, if slightly impractical.

Nov 7, 2007
by PokeParadox (not verified)

The bulb gets energy through...

Electromagnetic induction.
The changing magnetic field (which will also levitate the bulb holder) induces a current which lights the lamp.

Nov 7, 2007
by Anon (not verified)

uhh

WOW... magnetism... ground breaking new discovery

ps. the bulb is below and the light reflects onto the levitating shader

Nov 8, 2007
by Derek Campbell (not verified)

Floating lamps

I thought of this a couple of years ago. A friend and I discussed its practical use and how much energy it would take, and it did not seem feasible at the time. Congrats on jumping all over it.