The Aurelia Eichhornia is a series of lamps especially developed for the presentation of Leolux during the 50th Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 where the Dutch furniture company exhibited its new collection.
The presentation which is set up in a Alice in Wonderland meets Underwater World, is emphasize by huge water lily leaves coming from the ground and a series of colorful handmade floral carpets created by Studio Jo Meesters.
Inspired by waterplants and jelly fish, the Aurelia Eichhornia is a series of knitted pendant lights combining the materials glass and textile. Using found fermentation bottles as a basis for the design, the bottles are cutted and polished and covered afterwards in textile. The yarns are especially developed in the Audax Textile Museum combining cotton and luminous filament yarns, which gives the lamps a glowing effect after it is turned off. Using an advanced automatic knitting machine programme the lamp is knitted covering the glass from top to bottom resembling a flower ready to bloom.
Images by Thomas van der Sman & Jo Meesters