Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames wanted to create lamps that would allow greenery to grow in windowless spaces. Whether or not they had cannabis in mind when they created their lamps is unknown. But their design would be perfect for a low-key grow in your home.
And because the design is self-sustaining and requires few resources, it could be possible to cultivate a personal cannabis plant indoors for years at a time.
That’s because, with Emilia and Arne’s lamp, plants don’t require any direct sunlight or water. So it would be possible to grow cannabis in a windowless room, without all the lighting and hydration setup that typical home-grow demands.
The pair drew many different ideas, but ultimately they settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp. This is a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water.
Arne crafted the glass bulb for the lamp by hand. He set out to create a kind of template using a mold. Then a glass-blower carbonized the mold, making it easy to shape several lamps quickly.
The result comes in two versions. For one, there’s a pendant lamp that hands from the ceiling. The second is a standing lamp.
Both have enough room to grow a few small plants in them. And they use a LED light calibrated to replicate the light spectrum of sunlight that plants need to survive.
Here’s where Emilia and Arne’s design gets a bit sci-fi.
The standing lamp has a unique feature. The standing lamp’s glass is coated with a transparent, electrically conductive mater. This enables the lamp to stream the electricity invisibly along the surface of the lamp, powering the light.
Because of the conductive coating, there’s no cable connection between the power source and the LED light, giving the impression that the lamp has somehow bottled a little bit of perpetual sunlight.
The lights are an entirely self-sustaining ecosystem where the plants can grow undisturbed for years, according to their designers.
The result looks fantastic, and it’s easy to imagine how useful this lamp could be for small-scale home marijuana growing. Medical users could particularly benefit from the self-sustaining design.
This is Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames, and they wanted to create a lamp that would allow greenery to grow in windowless spaces.
They drew many different ideas but settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp, a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water.
Arne then set out to create a template for the glass lamp to be shaped on. This involved creating a mold.
Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblower’s molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape.
The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp.
The result is two versions, a pendant lamp, and a standing lamp that both have small plants growing in them, with a LED light replicating the need for sunlight.
The standing lamp has a unique feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating (patent pending), which can stream the electricity invisible along the surface, which means there is no cable connection between the power source and the LED light.
The lights are an entirely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years.