The pattern of each Radiolaria lamp is composed of platonic solids, as geometry lies at the basis of many natural forms. The main source of inspiration was the work of German zoologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), who published over 100 detailed illustrations of animals and sea creatures in his book Kunstformen der Natur (‘Art Forms of Nature’) in 1904. The overriding themes of the Kunstformen plates are symmetry and organization in nature. Among the notable prints are many radiolarians – unicellular organisms that produce intricate mineral skeletons –, which Haeckel helped to popularize among amateur microscopists.
Radiolaria by Bernotat&Co Design Studio
Open during the opening hours of our restaurant
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
The installation is located in the Haeckel Kamer on the ground floor of Mediamatic Biotoop.