ZooM large

starting ~ €206 / $279

27 rows, ~28 cm diameter. Available in white polyamide.http://www.shapeways.com/model/1352431/zoom-lampshade-l-27-rows.html

ZooM medium

starting ~ €110 / $149

19 rows, ~20 cm diameter. Available in black or white polyamide.http://www.shapeways.com/model/1604511/zoom-lampshade-m-19-rows.html
3d-printed zoom lamp by michiel cornelissen
3d-printed zoom lamp by michiel cornelissen


3d-printed lamp

ZooM is a surprising and functional 3d-printed lampshade. Created as a programmable object in generative design software, ZooM has a structure created from hundreds of repeating elements that together form a series of interlocking spirals.

3-d printing allows this pentagonal lampshade to be manufactured flat and completely assembled; folded out, it’s flexible like a textile, while maintaining its form like a rigid product. The semi-transparent structure shields the bulb’s glare, while transmitting light efficiently.

Seeing the product unfold from a flat disc to a full sized lampshade never ceases to amaze. From there, all that is needed is a simple cord and bulb socket to create a functional, architectural lamp.

The links on the right point to Shapeways. ZooM is also available on i.Materialise, in white polyamide.

3d-printed zoom lamp by michiel cornelissen

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