Swedish company Gässling recently launched their innovative Breaking Bulbs collection, a range of 3D printed lamps capturing that split second in time when an object is destroyed on impact. The over-sized bulb-shaped lamps appear to shatter as if they are being dropped, smashed, and even shot. “I wanted to challenge myself and create object which would not be possible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. The goal with the Breaking Bulbs project was to explore the 3d printing and find out how far I could push the technology. It’s a project which lives somewhere in between art and design“, says Joakim Christoffersson, owner of Gässling.

Breaking bulbs are printed in a durable white nylon material, well suited for many purposes. The unconventional lamps are powered by a 6W warm LED and are delivered with a 12V 110V/220V transformer. Each of the three items in the collection is priced €399. And if you are after more lighting inspiration, check out this creative flat bulb design we published on Freshome a while back! [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Gässling]