Designing the Poppy wall light did not just require an intuition and an eye for detail; a knowledge of physics was also key. The designers wanted to create a floral light which perfectly mimicked the characteristics of a real plant. You don't have to be a biology boffin to know that plants turn towards the sun and open and close their petals in line with the sunrise and sunset respectively. The Poppy wall light mimics this natural spectacle. It may not face towards the sun, but the heat emitted by the bulb, which sits in the hand-blown glass reflector on the end of the arm. The filigree pieces of bimetal have been affixed to this. Bimetal is renowned for the fact that it changes its shape when subjected to different temperatures. Poppy utilises this physical effect. The pieces of bimetal representing the petals unfurl within two minutes of the light being switched on to direct the light outwards. Illuminated from within, the glass reflector also shines in a fascinating way. Poppy...

Product features

Designer Ulrich Beckert, Georg Soanca-Pollak, Peter Thammer
Material metal, bimetal, glass
Colour beige, ceramics
Base type G4
Light bulb 1 x 35 W
Other measurements arm length - 75 cm; wall mount diameter - 11 cm
Operating voltage in volts 12.0000
Supply voltage in volts 230.0000
IP code IP20
Protection class II
Light bulb included Yes
Energy efficiency class C

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