Does This Lamp Have Balls, Or What?
Biomimicry is the celebration of nature in every sense -- a philosophy, a perspective, a practice... that recognizes nature knows best.
In this century of natural inspiration, every field from bioengineering to interior design is celebrating nature. Here's a perfect example from the field of interior design that really epitomizes man's love of nature. The lamp, by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is called, simply, Male.
A hanging lamp, Male, is designed to be made in a thin natural fiber that breathes. The texture (veins) could be set into the fiber material via a maché technique. Loginoff said that the design could also be manufactured in a sustainable plastic.
Inside the panels are two energy-saving lamps that light up the entirety of the Male shape.
Being the fearless interviewer that I am, I asked Gospondin Loginoff if he used a live model to design his lamp, and he replied that he designed the lamp from his imagination and a lot of laughter!
"What inspired you to create Male?" I asked. Then, Loginoff told me, very politely, to use my own imagination!