Julian Melchiorri, a design engineer and biotechnologist who originally attracted prominence by producing the first synthetic biological leaf, recently created an inventive lighting design that is both attractive and eco-friendly. Exhale, his “living” chandelier, filters the air while lighting up your space and was on show at the V&A Museum at the London Design Festival.
The piece of green lighting is made up of 70 glass leaves packed with green algae that absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. The clear liquid reflects light and emits a pleasant glow. While green design is frequently based on clean lines and ultra-modern styles, Melchiorri’s chandelier is a sophisticated lighting piece that demonstrates that eco-friendly concepts can come in a wide range of styles.
The exquisite chandelier is modular, which means that its leaves may be formed into various shapes according on the situation. It may also be used both indoors and outdoors, depending on where the most urgent air purifying needs are. Melchiorri is attempting to make man-made home objects environmentally friendly by basing his work on the simple idea of photosynthesis.
Melchiorri received the Emerging Talent Award during London Design Week for his achievements, which is granted to those who have made an impact within five years after graduation. While the Exhale chandelier is still in its early stages, the young designer hopes to bring the technology to larger buildings in the future, assisting them in combating harmful emissions.
This “living” chandelier is made up of 70 glass leaves that are filled with algae that purifies the air.
The green design is the creation of emerging design-engineer Julian Melchiorri, who also created the world’s first synthetic biological leaf.
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