The Poetry of Light chocolate lamp, unlike other lamps, is completely dark when you first turn it on, mimicking light spreading along the horizon at sunrise. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to begin melting, and it takes several minutes for the first rays of light to penetrate. Holes soon form and as the light grows the chocolate melts. The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity. Alexander Lervik wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The shape of the lamp has been devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process.
"The lamp was initially cube-shaped, but once we determined how chocolate melts together we modified the shape to resemble a cut-off pyramid," says Alexander.
After roughly 15 minutes the chocolate has melted down and then solidifies into chunks.
"I find it poetic, with complete darkness at first and then a tiny ray of light penetrates the dark chocolate," says Alexander.
Poetry of Light forms part of the Lervik 100 range and will be unveiled on 4 February 2013, 6pm-10pm at Galleri Kleerup Jacobs torg 3.
Art Direction by LOD
Photography by Erik Ericsson
Sound Design by Joel Hesselgren
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