Strange Attractor Lamp (2016)

We created an algorithm that generates seemingly random curves in three dimensions in space using attractors. These curves can be transformed into functional volumes that resulted into the Strange Attractor Lamp.

This is like sculpting with chaotic information. As the lines move around within a given boundary, they can be tamed and tweaked into something like a pendant lamp or a more horizontally oriented lamp. Since all geometry is parametric it was possible to include all technical necessities for a LED lighting system that was 3-D printed in aluminum and assembled and nished by hand.

(photocredit: JL, Olivier de Gruijter, Adriaan de Groot)