|Project by fissionchips||posted 12-19-2011 07:07 AM||3480 views||29 times favorited||17 comments|
I worked from photos to construct this version of the talented Tom Rossau’s TR8 Lamp. A couple CAD sketches, some napkin geometry, and a few design challenges later I had a functioning lamp.
The second photo shows the 1:8 scale model I made to wrap my head around the deviously simple design. Each of 14 strips is in the same order around the circumference top to bottom, though the eye may want to tell you otherwise. I think ‘false spiral’ is an apt name for this illusion.
No bending of veneer was required; a tension wire along the length gives it the shape you see. As I said, deviously simple!
I can’t describe what a warm glow it emanates, the photos don’t quite do it justice. The possibilities of veneer lighting have been revealed to me and I’m excited to experiment further with my own designs.