Spanish-born Eindhoven-based designer Nacho Carbonell’s newest body of work ‘Luciferase’ in latin means a photon-producing enzyme, present in the luminous organs of certain plants and animals.
It is a collection of 15 light pieces that combines epoxy resin, a liquid material solidified by heat, which lets light through the LEDs placed inside its body. Together, the combination of synthetic elements (the resin) and technological components (the LEDs), results in a body of bioluminescent creatures with a primitive appearance.
“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.” -Nacho Carbonell-