Eran Rozenfeld, a young designer based in Israel since 2013, started his project after an entire year’s observation of the connection between nature and the human being. This is when the PVC Parasite Project started, he used elements with different origins and with the help of the form, mechanism, colour and the technology, finalised his ideas.
Eran Rozenfeld observed the way that these fast-growing plants thrive, by essentially becoming parasites, drawing support and nutrients from their supporting structures. Experimenting with flexible materials to achieve a similar effect in a practical product, Rozenfeld settled on heat-manipulated PVC.
The PVC Parasites series is comprised of four unusual lamp designs, each using the plastic pipes to mimic the gripping action of vines. Heated with an industrial fan heater, the temporarily flexible PVC is twisted around the base and allowed to harden in place so that it holds on without the need for any glue or connectors.
In addition to mimicking the mechanical actions of vines as they creep up over other plants, the designs reflect the persistence that can enable some forms of life to survive and thrive, even in the harshest conditions. The series includes a floor lamp with a hanging fixture, a minimalist wood clamp lamp, a table lamp with a classic shade and a tube lamp.
Designer: Eran Rozenfeld, Moshav, Israel
Technical info: PVC
Picture credits: Eran Rozenfeld