Bionic chandelier inhales CO2 & gives off oxygen

Sep 22, 2017, 5:21 AM EDT
Julian Melchiorri's "Bionic Chandelier"

Julian Melchiorri, a London-based designer and engineer, has developed a brilliant, “breathing” chandelier, fashioned from glass leaves filled with living algae that lights up ambience along with soaking carbon dioxide and releasing fresh oxygen in the air.

Showcased at the V&A Museum for London Design Week, the Exhale Chandelier features a modular design, allowing the users to set the leaves in varying arrangements, writes Inhabitat.

Melchiorri’s “bionic chandelier” is in fact a large air purifier, powered by nature, notes Homes & Property. The Exhale merges biology, chemistry, engineering and art, reasserting how science, nature and innovation can come together to answer a lot of our problems.