Alexander Lervik has designed a lamp that is not only functional, but also very tasty. Inside a large block of chocolate sits an incandescent lightbulb. As it is switched on, the bulb begins to warm up and slowly melts away the chocolate lampshade.
After 15 minutes, the chocolate completely melts away and is collected at the base of the lamp. It now becomes a fondue and is ready to be eaten with fruit for a light dessert.
The designer worked with Saas Instruments to create Lumiere au Chocolat, and explained the project:
The Poetry of Light chocolate lamp, unlike other lamps, is completely dark when you first turn it on, mimicking light spreading along the horizon at sunrise. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to begin melting, and it takes several minutes for the first rays of light to penetrate. Holes soon form and as the light grows the chocolate melts. The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity. Alexander Lervik wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The shape of the lamp has been devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process.
The lamp was revealed this week at the Galleri Kleerup Jacobs torg 3 in Stockholm, Sweden. Watch the video below to see the lamp melt away into a delicious treat.