A connected lamp reproducing the Moon, printed in 3D, displaying in real time its different phases without the possibility for the user to control its light.
The MoonPhase Lamp pays tribute to the Moon, an ever-present and revered celestial body in cultures from all over the world, from the dawn of time to today. This connected lamp, soft and poetic, uses the Internet to retrieve real-time information about our natural satellite, and adapts its light according to the phases of the Moon.
Having no control button, this connected lamp leaves no choice to its user. If the Moon is full, the lamp will be fully lit and the light will be powerful. In contrast, the MoonPhase Lamp will only show a dim light on the first crescent or a new moon. Only the visible side of the Moon has been modeled and then printed in 3D, thanks to HD photographs published by NASA.
An object in line with the Earthquake Lamp and the Political Lamp, which invites the observer once again to let go. The MoonPhase Lamp explores our relationship with nature and our environment, faithfully reproducing a phenomenon on which man has no influence. A questioning on the cycles of nature, and on our ability to adapt to our environment, rather than adapting our environment to our needs.
2018 – Wood, 3D print, LEDs, electronics