LED Jellyfish Mood Lampshade by Icelandic Designer Bjarnadottir

by interior designer

in Lighting

The Illuminant lamp is a creation by the Icelandic product designer Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir. It was created during her final assignment at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in the Spring of last year (2008). The concept behind it is based on the old adage of ‘what goes around comes around’.

“When making experiments with the reflective material I thought a lot of the existence of people getting reflection of their own behavior. I believe that it’s true: you reap as you sow.”

The lamp shade is made from reflective material usually used in the making of safety clothing. Long threads, made from the same material as the shade, hang down like the tentacles of a Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. Below, on the floor, rests an LED light which shines up onto the translucent material creating patterns on the ceiling.


Four colored glass plates (red, violet, blue and brown) are included which can be used to cover the floor light in order to change the overall tone. The lampshade hangs on a near invisible fish-line from the ceiling.

What do you think of this lampshade design? Would you want one?

See: Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir.

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marita de dirceu 05.27.09 at 05:22

i really love this lamp shane….

Tai 09.01.09 at 11:54

I want it now! where do i buy

interior designer 09.01.09 at 12:45

Follow the link at the bottom of the post. :)

Alicia Gayamo 08.23.10 at 05:41

i love the jellyfish light, but i need to know the dimension of both.

Ammar 11.28.11 at 04:30

hey kristen, i love this lamp. i cant seem to figure out where id buy it from though. if you can help out that would be great

chris 11.29.11 at 16:38

I would also like to buy one. Where can I get it? I checked the site and theres no where to order.

Ynos313 11.30.11 at 22:23

Same here ! This lamp is awesome, I’d like to buy one :)

sean 12.07.11 at 04:53

WHERE DO I BUY THIS??? geez. simple question no answers!! I looked everywhere. can’t buy? MUST BUY!

interior designer 12.08.11 at 14:30

I have searched high and low across the internet and do not know where it can be purchased. Your best bet is to contact the designer, Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir, via the link given in the post.

Jeremy 09.04.12 at 16:18

Her website appears to be gone: http://www.kristinbirna.com/. Anyone know where to find Kristin now?


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