By: Xavier Lust, 2010
Material: Polyamide (nylon)
Technology: Laser Sintering
Manufactured by: Materialise / .MGX
The design of the Gamete.MGX lamp was inspired by the falling seeds of the sycamore tree, which disperse themselves on the springtime breeze. Created with Selective Laser Sintering technology, the sweeping lines and smooth curves of this lamp echo the graceful structure of the seeds.
Born in 1969, Xavier Lust studied interior design in Brussels where he opened his own studio in 1992, working in various fields from urban furniture and interior architecture to industrial commissions and limited edition pieces.
His design is clearly identifiable through the visible tension he gives to his objects, and the curves inspired by his innovative (de)formation process of metallic surfaces. Since 2000 his objects and furniture have been produced by leading Italian brands such as MDF Italia, De Padova, Driade, Cerruti Baleri and Skitsch and have received many important awards including ‘Compasso d’Oro’.
Shown in over 50 exhibitions worldwide, Xavier’s work was the object of a significant retrospective in 2007 at the Mac’s –Musée des Arts Contemporains- in Belgium and is part of the permanent collection of museums such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He is a frequent guest lecturer at major art and design institutions and is regularly featured in many international design publications.