Product designer David Graas rethinks the standard light bulb with his dazzling, Art Deco-inspired creations. Called Stalaclights, they're 3D-printed bulbshades featuring intricate details that are reminiscent of the first skyscrapers built in cities like New York and Chicago. Graas' designs hang upside down and mimic the icicle-looking stalactites you'd see in a cave – hence the clever name.
Stalaclights take advantage of the fact that LED lighting emits little heat. It's now possible to connect a shade to a bulb without it getting too hot, and this gives designers the license to come up with unique-looking lighting solutions. Here, Graas creates the illusion that the towers grow directly from the bulb.
Lovers of architecture and sculptural lighting can buy their own Stalaclights starting around $236 a piece.
David Graas website
via [Co.Design and CityLab]