Algae/Bacteria 1: Material of the Month

27th February 2015

Teresa van Dongen is one of a series of designers who is exploring nature and science to create sustainable products.

Using octopus bacteria she has created a lamp that glows blue when it is given a gentle push.

Driven by the desire for a sustainable lamp and her interest in both design and biology, the resulting Ambio lamp balances two weights and a glass tube that is filled with artificial seawater and luminescent bacteria.

By pushing the lamp gently oxygen mixes with the water and the bacteria glow brightly replicating the natural phenomena of bioluminescent waves in nature.


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