Elegant Plant Lamps Illuminate a Room in a Leafy Green Glow

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Botany might seem like an unlikely inspiration for lighting, but for industrial designer Mariana Folberg, it makes sense. “The aesthetics of plants, their shape, and structure are designed to be perfectly functional,” she tells us in an email, “with each part perfectly in-sync and assisting the other. Nothing is designed as meticulously as nature.” This was the inspiration for her series of plant lamps, which combine contemporary lighting with the beauty of green flora.

Powered by LED bulbs, the acrylic leaves mimic their living counterparts. They're individually crafted to evoke the essence of the organic forms and are complete with engraved veins that run from the stems to the tips of their leaves. When lit, electricity flows from their veins and casts a soft glow, displaying the design's intricate details. But, they still look great when switched off; rather, they take on the role of contemporary sculpture. Whether it’s day or night, they will brighten your home—no green thumb necessary.

The innovative plant lamps are available in Folberg’s Etsy shop, Mar de Fe.

There's no green thumb necessary to enjoy a plant lamp by Mariana Folberg.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Mariana Folberg.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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