Exploring shadow and shade to produce a soft but striking lamp ideal for the home yoga studio.
Brief: The brief for this project was to design and prototype a domestic light fixture that produced beautiful, intriguing, dynamic, and/or artistic patterns of shadow and shade. The product had to be made from flat materials that could be formed into a 3D shape by the end user.
Product name chosen: Minta means pattern in Hungarian.
Process and Development
My process for this project followed a non-linear path, focussing on experimentation. I began by experimenting with a variety of paper and card material. I created numerous initial models using these materials. After choosing one design direction, I moved to sketching but didn’t find a proper direction. I started in my sketchbook again, moved back to creating hand crafted cardboard models – after doing a 360 and finally finding a design direction I felt I could progress, I proceeded to CAD work. I then created prototypes using the laser machine out of MDF and card paper to refine the design further.
Journal Entries - Research Through Design
The following are entries in my design journal in relation to this project. These concentrate on the process of research through design and experimentation. Starting from initial experiments and through to prototypes.
Final Project Realisation
Below are images of the final project realisation for this submission, along with the assembly instructions.
Click on the slider arrows to scroll through images of my project solution. This light is designed to work in a yoga studio type setting as it gives off both an attractive glow and a pattern. The glow helps with the mood in the room and the pattern gives yogis something to meditate on. The lamp would also work well in a relaxing home environment.
This light is designed to be flat packed for shipping to the end user. As some assembly is required, assembly instructions are included in the box. [Click on the slider arrows to scroll through the assembly instructions].