One of the most mesmerizing pictures we all have in mind is the suggestive patterns of a fire, be it at camp or in our homes’ fireplaces. I tried to obtain this same effect with the FLAMP.
The glass portions of the lamp are obtained by modelling Flexiglass, a new patented method for glass shaping of my own invention.
Firstly, the innovation brought by products like FLAMP (made in Flexiglass), is that no heat is required. This allows literally anyone with a workshop to produce articles in Flexiglass.
Also, the unique production of Flexiglass creates the broken web that helps recreate the ever-changing light refraction effect of an actual flame, minus the smoke and combustion.
As well, Flexiglass is produced by using panels of recovered laminated glass, that is to say panels that are not fit for industrial use (because of slight defects or cracks). This works perfectly because the first step in making Flexiglass requires… breaking it!
Using this new material, I immediately saw the potential for a new type of light fixture: FLAMP. Based on my own free sculpting of a flame, its shape is now forever crystalized and will make a fine addition to any home.