Cocoon is a 3D printed decorative lamp celebrating craft and pushing the boundaries of new and sustainable technologies by transforming wood waste into an organic, technologically advanced light. The sculptural form of Cocoon has been developed to resemble an organic structure that speaks to the natural materials being used and creates an opportunity for beautiful protrusions to throw shadows from the integrated OLED light on to the surrounding surfaces. The shell itself is made of 3d printed sawdust and has been developed in collaboration with Forust, a US based company who manufacture with wood by using methods that are non-destructive to our planet’s ecology.
Cocoon comes in two typologies each with their own unique shape. Using ground-breaking 3D printing technology, layers of powdered wood are bound together with lignin into Cocoon. Once out of the printer, each piece is carefully hand-stained and finished. In this process, there is also the opportunity to finish Cocoon in a wide variety of wood species including natural, oak, teak, and walnut. Cocoon is not only beautiful in its aesthetic but forward-thinking in its lifecycle – able to avoid its materials ending up back in landfill and instead used in future light productions.