|Project by Jacob||posted 03-16-2011 11:39 PM||1347 views||7 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a lamp designed for a lighting competition here in NYC, theme for the competition: Shadows.
The concept i worked with behind it was to play with the way light moves diffuses through a medium such as crushed glass. I did various studies of the form and chose a simple cylindrical shape. I played with tilting and angle-ing the lines on the form.
The brass section is actually the touch-sensitive on/off switch to control the fluorescent bulb.
The final project is made of a laminated block of Mahogany that I turned on the lathe. The bottom section houses the electronics, the lamp ballast and base and the touch switch. I used brass for the external switch and as a detail for the access plate on the bottom.
It also uses acrylic and glass.
I did not win the competition, my design was not so literal as the judges intended, and as a product designer I treated it as such, so here is my concept as a fully working prototype.
What does the world of woodworkers think?
(For more documentation of my process, and images of other things I made but maybe not out of wood, check out my portfolio @ Coroflot.com/JTuretsky)
-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer