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Slow Glow / FAT lamp

Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water , Aura Luz Melis with Marrit de Jong
Client
Droog Design
Collaborator
Aura Luz Melis
Size
16 x 31 cm
Cost
Euro 415,00
Material
Glass, vegetable fat, cork, 25W/G9 bulb
Photographer
NEXT architects

NEXT architects designed the FAT Lamp for the Droog presentation ‘Go Slow’ during the Salone del Mobile Milano 2004. Formerly known as FAT Lamp, this product is now for sale under the name ‘Slow Glow’. 

The 12th presentation of Droog Design in Milan was based on the concept of going slowly. Within an entirely white environment, visitors could enjoy a moment of rest amid the hustle and bustle of the furniture fair. Slowness as a quality was the focus. In accordance with the theme, NEXT architects developed a slow product - the FAT lamp - together with Aura Luz Melis.  

The light source is immersed in fat. As the heat from the lighting element slowly melts the fat, an intriguing process gradually unfolds. The light glows brighter and brighter and the lamp becomes warmer and warmer in a comforting way. This process takes about 2 hours. After turning it off the fat returns to its original solid state.