Unlike most lamps, Alexander Lervik’s Poetry of Light lamp is completely dark when first turned on. Until it melts, and the light that emerges mimics the light spreading along the horizon at sunrise.
For Poetry of Light is made of chocolate. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to melt, taking several minutes for the first rays of light to appear. Holes soon form and as the light grows the chocolate melts.
“The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity.” says Lervik, “[I] wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The lamp was initially cube-shaped, but once we determined how chocolate melts together we modified the shape to resemble a cut-off pyramid”.
After roughly 15 minutes the chocolate melts down completely and then solidifies into chunks. “I find it poetic, with complete darkness at first and then a tiny ray of light penetrates the dark chocolate”.
Poetry of Light will be launched on February 4th, 2013, at Galleri Kleerup Jacobs torg 3 during Stockholm Design Week.