‘Mygdal’ Lamp by Atelier Nui Studio

German design atelier Nui Studio’s innovative ‘Mygdal’ lamp not only provides illumination, but also allows plants to flourish in windowless spaces.

Plants are playing an increasingly significant role in our urban environment.The conditions for growing have always been the intensive care and plenty of natural light. The plantlight Mygdal allows even the greening of windowless spaces as hotels or restaurants. It doesn’t require any human care like ventilation or irrigation. The plantlight makes use of the physical similarity between Led and sunlight. Thus, the plants can perform photosynthesis. The luminaire is an completely self-sustaining ecosystem where the plants can grow undisturbed for years. The standard lamp provides a new type of electrically conductive glass coating, which is able to stream the electricity invisible along the surface. There is no longer a cable connection between the power source and the Led necessary. This technical innovation opens up new opportunities in luminaire design. (Via Behance)

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