Designer Michal Maciej Bartosik's approach uses illumination as a building material.

Take a look around any room and you’ll likely see light fixtures designed with some sort of framework which holds a bulb. Toronto based designer Michal Maciej Bartosik has been exploring new directions in how lighting looks and functions including his latest ‘lamp’ called Tensegrity. More of a light system, Tensegrity is based on individual small fluorescent light tubes, each about the diameter of a drinking straw. The multiple tubes can be combined to build towers or even walls. The tubes themselves are rigid and connected to each other with insulated cable which carries power through the lamps.

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