Surface Tension Lamp


A bubble is brief, and bursts at your touch. But while it lasts, it catches the light and reflects the room like a multi-coloured temporary structure. Front (Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren) wanted to create a constantly changing lamp that combines the most ephemeral of lampshades with an LED light source that will last for 50,000 hours. In the time it takes for the LED to burn out, the lamp will have had three million different bubble lampshades.

_FRONTPhotocreditToni MeneguzzoFront 
Stockholm, Sweden
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are the members of Front. Their works are based on common discussions, explorations and experiments. Front’s designs often communicate a story about the design process, the material it is made of, or the conventions within the design field. They have made a constantly changing interior, created objects with explosions, robotic furniture and a range of furniture inspired by their fascination with magic.

This project was in collaboration with Loligo, a small company somewhere between art and technology.




Photography by Pär Olofsson
Portait by Toni Meneguzzo