Drawings by Oxford-based artist Andrew Smith.
“The unbearable lightness of being” project means,
First, I read the book. The book covers the author’s thoughts on what the important things are in life.
This made me think for myself what matters to me.
The train of thoughts lead me to draw out the fact that we all stand alone in a society
where human relations make up a vast spider web. I realized that I confirm my own presence
through the reactions and feedbacks from other people rather than myself.”
by Hansol Choi
By Nui studio, formerly known as „Studio We Love Eames“
Creative duo: Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke, northern Germany
“Nature contributes significantly to our well-being. Therefore plants are playing a more and more important role in our urban environment. Not everyone has the necessary ,green thumb’ or enough daylight around.
The plant light Mygdal provides a smart way of having living plants even in windowless interiors. Within the last months of development the team of Nui Studio succeeded in composing a lamp with a completely autonomous ecosystem consisting of plants operating naturally photosynthetic. The name is a tribute to the glassmaker Peter Kuchinke from the village of Mygdal in northern Denmark. Roughly translated Mygdal means „fertile soil”. The Mygdal plant lamps are created as a pendant lamp as well as a standing lamp in two different sizes. The standing lamp has an electrically conductive glass coating rendering an invisible connection between the power source and the LED. This technical innovation opens up new opportunities in luminaire design. The aesthetic combination of light and plants inside a mouth blown and hand-finished glass lamp creates a soothing atmosphere.”