DetailsLotus Flower Lampshade _Designed by Mark Ledwold (http://www.myminifactory.com/object/lotus-flower-lampshade-4959) _Comments written by designer: "I designed this lampshade to mimic the shape of a lotus flower.I chose the lotus flower for its naturally elegant and aesthetic shape. During the design process I aimed to create the flower so the position and form of the petals would catch the light from a bulb in interesting ways, to make it engaging and attractive to look at. -My intent was to envelope the light in a way that would alter the harsh light given off by the bulb giving it a softer quality to create a warmer, more calming effect. I used Solidworks to create the Lotus, challenging myself to create a shape that was as organic as possible - as the software is more generally used for product design with more defined shapes, containing less irregularity than usually found in nature." _***Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. The Linnaean binomial Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.) and Nymphaea nelumbo, among others. (These names are obsolete synonyms and should be avoided in current works.) This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. Native to Tropical Asia and Queensland, Australia, it is commonly cultivated in water gardens. It is also the national flower of India and Vietnam.
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SKU 10001172 Length [mm] 130 Width [mm] 126.38 Height [mm] 76.85 Volume [cm³] 54.52 Area [cm²] 699.32