Max Berger
Max Berger Design
 TEND is a tabletop light. In order to turn it on, nudge the lamp enough to make the seawater inside the glass vessel turbulent. The turbulent water will then illuminate and glow bright until the cast bronze ballast sways to a stop.

TEND — Light is Secondary

Think of objects not just as instruments for our use, but also as entities that are effectively linked to us and that need care. Think of objects as beautiful and useful, like the trees in your garden. We cannot converse with them, but we can interact in infinitely various ways.

 TEND is a tabletop light. In order to turn it on, nudge the lamp enough to make the seawater inside the glass vessel turbulent. The turbulent water will then illuminate and glow bright until the cast bronze ballast sways to a stop.

TEND is a tabletop light. In order to turn it on, nudge the lamp enough to make the seawater inside the glass vessel turbulent. The turbulent water will then illuminate and glow bright until the cast bronze ballast sways to a stop.

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 The light switch has become ingrained in the individual psyche and worked into our muscle memory so much so that its use almost never rises to the level of consciousness. TEND disrupts this.

The light switch has become ingrained in the individual psyche and worked into our muscle memory so much so that its use almost never rises to the level of consciousness. TEND disrupts this.

 Dinoflagellates in the water absorb the sun’s energy and turns it into luciferase to be expelled in the form of light when the sun goes down.

Dinoflagellates in the water absorb the sun’s energy and turns it into luciferase to be expelled in the form of light when the sun goes down.

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