ISSUE 95  |  Southern Gothic

Mad Scientist Light Fixture

October 28, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Erin Boyle

Mixing electricity and water isn’t a practice that we’d normally advise, but in the case of a series of light fixtures designed by Miriam Aust, the two are paired to stunning mad-scientist effect. In Aust’s pendant light turned vase, she fits a light bulb into an airtight beaker surrounded by a hand-blown glass cylinder. Inside the glass cylinder, owners are left to use their imaginations, filling the the body of the vessel with hydroponic plants or cut stems.

Photographs via Designboom


Above: When illuminated, the exposed roots of plants grown hydroponically become part of the design of the fixture.

Above: The light fixtures in three sizes, without plants. 

Above: Vase & Leuchte is available for 264€ at Dua Shop.

See another lamp turned vase in Design Sleuth: A Very Sophisticated Grow Light.