Globe Lamps

A light object shaped by fire

The sun is not just the source of all energy and life on planet earth; it also ensures that planets keep revolving on their orbital path. The positions of the axes influence the properties of each unique planet. The sun, this gigantic and influential designer, is the source of inspiration for the Globe Project.

Studio Floris Wubben designed an installation inspired by a globe with which unique textures can be created in sequence. Within this installation, a gas burner’s flame etches a texture onto an unbaked porcelain object. The porcelain reacts to the high temperature, causing various layers to burst from the globe.

As the fire burns off more and more of the globe’s layers, a translucent porcelain object emerges. The distance between the porcelain and the flame, as well as the speed at which the porcelain object revolves in the installation, affects its final texture. The variation in layers and the glazing process make each object unique.

Globe Project is a collaboration with Cor Unum ceramics studio.

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