"The Poetry of Light" Chocolate Lamp by Alexander Lervik
Alexander Lervik 's "The Poetry of Light" is a lamp constructed out of chocolate that is completely dark when first turned on. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to melt, taking several minutes for the first rays of light to appear. The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity. Alexander Lervik wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The shape of the lamp was devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process. Lervik explains, "The lamp was initially cube-shaped, but once we determined how chocolate melts together we modified the shape to resemble a cut-off pyramid,"