Life A heart-shaped 3D pendant light

Designers are finding inspiration in increasingly unusual things, and today’s piece is inspired by the hearts and lives of people themselves. As they age, their heart rate drops by about one beat per minute. With this guide, Estudio Guto Requena looked at the life cycle as inspiration for its latest creation: the lamp of life.

To create the lamp, the Sao Paulo-based design studio collected audio files from three different subject areas: a baby in the womb, a 35-year-old and an 80-year-old. The designers then sent this information through a software system that used the collected data to draw lines that resembled a rhizon. They were then 3D printed to create three different sized lamps.

The faster the heartbeat, the thicker the lines, making the baby’s heartbeat lamp more condensed and tightly wrapped than the elderly person’s. Each pendant lamp not only illuminates a space, but also the pulse that gives us life. This is a unique idea for any room and is sure to become a conversation starter.

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