It looks like a piece of Toblerone with a fiery centre. A newly revealed chocolate lamp may just be the best invention in lighting since, well, the light bulb.

Design Milk noticed La Lumiere au Chocolat at Stockholm Design Week’s Lightworks exhibition.

Alexander Lervik designed the eccentric lamp, which is actually completely dark once first turned on. But the heat from the lamp slowly melts the chocolate, letting the light shine through the holes until all the chocolate drips away. The whole process is meant to mimic the gradual brightening of the sky during a sunrise.

Originally shaped like a cube, Lervik found that the cut-off pyramid shape works best.

It takes roughly 15 minutes to get to full illumination…which is a bit of a design flaw. That’s a long time to wait for the sweet, sweet chocolate that solidifies after the big meltdown.

Lervik has already found a manufacturer for the lamps, but is still searching for a chocolate supplier to partner with. He explained the inspiration behind the lamp: “I find it poetic, with complete darkness at first and then a tiny ray of light penetrates the dark chocolate.”

That’s sounds nice and all, but we just want to know whether future prototypes will come with almonds.

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