Quin.mgx Lamp by Bathsheba Grossman

Quin.mgx Lamp by Bathsheba Grossman

Regina Yunghans
Dec 12, 2007

Hole-ly moly. This lamp is tough to even believe - it looks more like a computer rendering than a manufactured lighting fixture. The Quin.mgx Lamp by Bathsheba Grossman is made using a special modeling software by Materialise, hence the .mgx file extension in the name...

The Quin Lamp isn't cheap, but it comes with a cd ROM of the .mgx file that's used to manufacture your lamp. If you ever want another one, simply provide Materialise with your disc and multiples can be produced.

The lamp's form is based on the dodecahedron. Says the designer: Mathematically, this object adds complexity to the original dodecahedron by bringing in a rotation, so that the object becomes different from its mirror reflection. It's a symmetry that is rarely seen; in fact, I'm unable to point to another example of any man-made or natural object which has it.

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