By: Janne Kyttanen, 2002
Material: Polyamide (nylon)
Technology: Laser Sintering
Manufactured by: Materialise / .MGX

The Lily.MGX lamp was inspired by the elegant flower of the same name. The lamp’s numerous petals give it a unique way of diffusing light and are a good example of how biomimicry can contribute to an enhanced design. As evidenced by the complexity of the final shape, the Lily.MGX was 3D printed using Selective Laser Sintering technology.

Janne Kyttanen was born in 1974 in Hameenlinna, Finland. He started his industrial design studies at the Escola De Disseny, Elisave in Barcelona in 1996, and then moved to the Netherlands to continue his schooling at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He graduated in the spring of 2000 from the same Academy.

During his studies, Janne proved the potential of using Rapid Prototyping techniques as manufacturing tools and introduced a line of Augmented Reality based Rapid Manufactured products as his thesis for graduation. The project was sponsored by the Human Interface Laboratory of the University of Washington and the European leader in Rapid Prototyping, Materialise.