Nature is a great source of inspiration

In the beginning a classical table lamp which is flexible and minimalistic was what I had in mind but after a while I recognized that I’m more interested in surface and feel.

Organic structures for example like these of a wasps‘ nest, a swallow´s nest or the egg capsules of rays or cat sharks are fascinating me. The feel of these surfaces and the look of those objects are often unexpected and nature simply is a great source of inspiration.

© M. Z. 2010 © drew weber egg capsules of rays

Images left to right: © M.Z. 2010, © drew weber, © Maika Eichenauer

My next step is to find a shape to work with and to build some first prototypes. These are some of my thoughts on the topic.

Maika Eichenauer

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