In recent years, the permafrost covering Siberia has started to melt very rapidly. It encapsulates the potent greenhouse gas, methane, which was produced over millions of years by bacteria that existed before the ice ages. Furthermore, there is a massive ice layer called Edoma in the permafrost that is no less than 40 meters thick. It has been discovered that Edoma contains an amount of high-concentration methane that is one thousand times that in the earth’s atmosphere. Once the permafrost on the surface, and then Edoma, start to melt, the issue of global warming will become even more serious.

We represented the melting Edoma, which might eventually disappear, with an incandescent lamp that is also disappearing, evoking the image of a faint light that glimmers while consuming methane in the deep ice.

It might be difficult to become conscious of what is happening far away from your daily life. However, this lamp must help broaden your perspective toward the global environment. You might be able to find a different point of view if you think about the future global environment under the melancholic yet mellow light of this lamp.




その中 には氷河期以前に存在していた細菌によって数百万年にわたり生産された強力な温室効果を持つメタンガスが埋蔵されています。

さらにその永久凍土の中には エドマと呼ばれる厚さ40mにも及ぶ巨大な氷の塊があり、それには大気の1千倍 にも達する高濃度メタンが含まれていることが分かっています。

表層の永久凍土が 溶け、エドマの溶解が始まると温暖化の問題は一層深刻になります。


シベリア ほど離れた場所で起こっていることを普段の生活の中で意識する事は難しい かもしれませんが、このランプがそのきっかけを与えてくれるはずです。

この哀愁漂う光の下で今後の地球環境について考えて みると、いつもとは違う答えに出会えるかもしれません。

materials :

ソケット ― ABS樹脂

光源 ― 白熱灯


Dimensions :

50φ H:90

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