Markus Johansson: Cirrata Octopus Lamp

It is pretty obvious what exactly inspired Swedish designer Markus Johansson, right? This unconventional piece of work is made out of corian polymer, one of my favorite (costly) materials because it radiates modernism and can be molded it into any shape or form that you desire.

"Unexpected experiences and surprises wait deep down on the ocean floor: a body with many arms which sweeps along
and lights up the depth. Arrogant and presumptuous, there is no doubt about who is the ruler down here. a lonely
but nevertheless unafraid character with forms born out of the resemblance to other inhabitants of the deep depths.
sometimes still, sometimes alive, all depending on occasion and company. the character is 'cirrata', a glowing lamp
in the darkness of the ocean.

Different Colors

Before it was molded into shape


The wooden mold that is used to shape the piece

[Images via Designer Pages]