Manufacturer: .MGX by Materialise
Inspired by flower blossoms found in nature, this table lamp features a shade which collapses and expands to release or contain light. The shade is 3D printed as a single piece, including hinges that in one movement, transform the shade from a bud to a blossom.
Patrick Jouin (French, born 1967) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in 1992. He subsequently worked for Thomson Multimedia and then joined the firm of Philippe starck. in 1999,
Jouin established his own studio for product design and interior architecture. His work is ubiquitous in France: “. . . on a typical day of walking around Paris, one encounters a Patrick Jouin design every 350 meters; he has contributed over 46,000 designs to the urban landscape.” His work in 3-d printing brought him international acclaim, as he was one of the first designers to use this technology for finished pieces rather than prototypes. Jouin has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.