Flowers After the Nanotech Revolution

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These flowers dangle delicately, but you cannot pluck them. They're made of precision-etched metal, and contain an electrified light source.

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Illustration for article titled Flowers After the Nanotech Revolution

Created by Studio Tord Boontje, these strange chandeliers are part of a collection called "Future Flora." The designer, Boontje, said that he created them to suggest a strange new species - a hybrid of flower and light.

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I'm waiting for the model that can fold itself into a throwing star and act as a guard flower for my Triffid seed collection.

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"...and contain an electrified light source."

Nice shade, but wouldn't LEDs be more futurey than a 60 watt frosted incandescent light bulb. And in plain sight...