Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Liquefying the solid: Flat Lamp


A large part of my study @ University of Michigan dealt with bending the rules of inherent material properties. It's not only for the sake of making free form shapes, although that's all well and good in itself, but about examining our current access to materials and learning to take full advantage of what we have. Thus a program was borne:
A light source which can be used on a desktop or as a sconce which appears to be melting when assembled, and can be shipped anywhere in a compact and lightweight package.

Flat Lamp continues with before presented Splat Clock in a series which explores the potentials of making liquid shapes from otherwise rigid materials. Laser cut acrylic and basswood three dimensionalize as a condensed water droplet on a static surface by utilizing an egg-crate-like structural language. Two dimensions to three is nothing new, especially in the laser-cut genre, but is an important piece of the catalogue for material specification to form making.

Flat Lamp is easily reproducible, inexpensive, and packs down very small. No glue required. 

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