- Anke Nunheim
In her ‘Grow Old Series’ interior designer Merve Kahraman tried to create solutions to negative effects of obsolescence, excessive consumerism and the lack of emotional attachment between users and their products. Part of this series is the ‘Revitalizer’, a wax-lamp that re-creates itself over time, allowing its owner to re-use it and observe the growing-old, dying and rebirth cycle of the lamp. The high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts the wax slowly and after all wax melted down into the cup, the heat resistance inside the core helps the wax to create a new mould. Once the wax cools down and takes its shape, the user can replace it into the top part of the lamp again. The soft lamp shapes various forms, creating surprise and a feeling of relaxation while watching.
All images © Merve Kahraman