Stardust lamp by Woon jon lee
Won Joon Lee recently unveiled a seriously sweet LED lamp at the Milan Furniture Fair that incorporates crystallized sugar as a source of energy-efficient light. Joon Lee’s Stardust lamp presents a new way of using sugar as an environmentally friendly, sustainable resource at a time when trade is the cause of many problems connected to the design practice. The designer stresses that Stardust is at an early stage in its lifecycle, and if he finds support, he will continue experimenting with colored and fluorescent substances. Dubbed the Stardust lamp, the piece was created by placing LEDs in a concentrated sugar bath for 10 days, which caused them to grow a rock candy-like shell. The modular lamp was showcased as part of the part of the Loaded exhibition at Rossana Orlandi's. The modular light was inspired by the shape of the sugar molecule, to create the sugar light source, Joon Lee experimented with sugar by burning, melting, freezing, breaking and growing it. He settled upon submerging LEDs in a bath of concentrated sugar water, which caused light-diffracting sugar crystals to grow around the diodes.