Merve Kahraman has transformed the outdated lava lamp into an unconventional fixture that changes its shape over time. Kahraman made the shade out of wax which molds into various shapes due to the light bulb’s heat. Merve has named his creation, The Revitalizer, “ a wax-lamp that re-creates itself over time, allowing its owner to re-use it and observe the growing-old, dying and rebirth cycle of the lamp.”
Kahraman hopes to explore the relationship between material possessions and their owners. Since each lamp takes its own unique shape, it allows every owner to form their own special connection. Like the wear and tear of a favorite jacket, the ever-changing shape of the lava lamp holds intimate memories for each owner. The Revitalizer can be obtained from Kahraman upon special request.