Gone are the days when lighting designs were boring and typically designed objects that did nothing but add light to a living space. A well-designed lighting fixture should not only have the ability to illuminate any living space but also add that extra oomph factor! I mean, of course, we need them to see in the dark, but as highly functional as they should be, a lighting design also needs to be aesthetically pleasing, adding an attractive and visually soothing element to your home or office space. And, one such unique lighting design I came across is the Soft Serve Lamp – which quite literally looks what it sounds like!
Designed by Stockholm design studio Crème Atelier, the Soft Serve lamp was created to mimic a “swirly ice cream”, and is available in a range of adorable sorbet colors. The Soft Serve lamp is 3D-printed and is inspired by pastries and desserts, which in my opinion makes a great source of inspiration for lighting designs.
“We find that baked goods and desserts have very captivating shapes and forms,” said Crème Atelier co-founder Jacqueline Kessidis. “We were very intrigued by the creamy organic shapes of meringue and soft serve ice cream,” she added. “Soft serve lamp is inspired by the swirly ice creams and we like to compare the 3D printer with an ice cream machine.”
As mentioned before, the Soft Serve lamp is 3D-printed using a bioplastic that is made from recycled food packaging. 3D printing is utilized to create the unique swirling shape of the lamp. All the lamps are made to order, which makes the entire production method pretty swift and sustainable according to the agency. “Our starting point was to find a sustainable material and that’s how we found our way to 3D printing as a production method,” said Kessidis. “The biggest advantage is definitely the fact that you can go from an idea to holding the physical object in your hand just hours later.”
The Soft Serve lamp is available in two versions – a ceiling and table lamp version. It is also sold in a variety of colorful colors including pastel pinks, blues, and bright yellow.