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What is this?

White, irregular ovoid form with diagonal striations and small holes throughout; bulb housing at top, suspended from clear plastic-coated cord.

Why is this in our collection?

Architect Lars Spuybroek’s MyLight.MGX hanging lamp is a functional yet highly expressive form. Computer technology is a strong component in its blob-like aesthetic and manufacture. Using computer software, Spuybroek created 24 variations on a basic spherical form, stretching, compressing, twisting, rippling, and otherwise altering the body to generate a series of roughly ovoid lamps, each produced as a single piece, layer by layer, rather than as a molded or assembled multi-part body. Each lamp is unique, although produced from the same basic program and by the same process. The irregularly-shaped unique forms and variety of openings and surface variations could not have been achieved without this digital... more

This is a hanging lamp from Belgium. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Materialise NV. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

laser-sintered polyamide (nylon)

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30 x 20 x 16 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.), irregular

This object was manufactured by Materialise NV and designed by Lars Spuybroek

This object was donated by Materialise NV

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