Minimal Shapes, inspired by nature.
Through the Research and Development of MAGMA® formula, C37 studio designed a lamp series for mass production.
Acorn showcases the possibility of use of MAGMA® in the lighting industry as an innovative and competitive material.
about c37 material development
C37 Material Development Studio is focused in creating new materials. Through a multidisciplinary methodology, they challenge existing materials and discover new manufacturing opportunities by connecting industrial design, science and technology.
Through the C37 R&D Methodology, MAGMA® was developed. It is the first material developed by C37;
A Liquid Formula that Defies the Nature of Stone.
It enhances the Basaltic stone, better known as "lava stone" and it emulates it in appearance & texture. Its origin and manufacturing process, as well as its physical and chemical characteristics allow new applications that can't be obtained with natural stone. The formula is conceived in a semi-liquid state and transformed into solid.
Unlike Basaltic stone, MAGMA® can be casted in a mold, allowing designers to create organic shapes & forms. The composite hardens in a short amount of time, making production time faster than natural stone. Details and finishes are handcrafted, creating unique products.
A STONE DESIGNED FOR LIGHT.
Acorn, is a collection of pendant lamps designed by C37 studio, produced with their new formula MAGMA®: The new liquid stone, the first material belonging to the library of the studio C37.
Aiming to create lighting products with innovative materials, Acorn is a minimalist collection of lamps that takes advantage of some of the main properties of the new liquid stone. A series of pieces that are both functional and beautiful.
beautiful and practical, made with liquid stone.
The walls of the lamps are 5 mm thin to lower the weight of the products. This thickness is impossible to obtain with volcanic rock.
EASY TO REPRODUCE
Unlike stone, MAGMA® can be casted in a mold to create infinite products in a shorter amount of time (in contrast to the extensive artisanal carving process of the traditional Basaltic stone).
The mold is made from a 3D printed prototype to create an identical and precise copy.