Warping lights

Design trio Front has created attention-grabbing street lamps that light up the popular Kristinebergs Slottspark in Sweden.

Design trio Front blend city life and nature with attention-grabbing street lamps that resemble a cluster of Shitake mushrooms.

A new public artwork is lighting up the entrance to the popular Kristinebergs Slottspark in Stockholm, Sweden. Commissioned by the city as part of a wider redevelopment of the park, Front design studio created a number of street lamps that brighten the otherwise dark park. Along with making the park seem like a more welcoming place, the street lamps are designed to mark the four main entrances to the park.

Each lamp is made from traditional street lamp materials such as steel and plastic, and altered in a way to create a new form that adds a touch of creativity to an otherwise standard city necessity.

The poles are conventional lampposts that have been bent according to angles and cut at heights decided upon by the studio. Similarly, the plastic bulbs have been warped to reveal irregular shapes and sizes, somewhat reminiscent of candyfloss or balloons.

Two of the four entrances are complete. A third is planned for the end of the year and a fourth for 2016. 

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