Closed up into a tight bud by day, ‘Bloom’ opens at evening to reveal the light hidden within. The lamp concept by Moscow-based designer Constantin Bolimond is inspired by the way flowers begin to bloom when the sun is shining, but with the opposite impact.
The curving wooden petals of the pendant lamp make ‘Bloom’ seem like some kind of hanging sculpture during daylight hrs. An optical sensor detects reduced amounts of daylight, and as it will get darker, the petals progressively spread, growing the brightness of the lamp.
Viewing a flower bloom more than your table or couch would be a pleasant way to greet the evening, and the petals could be made of different colours and resources including plastic or recycled paper.