Natural Light

December 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm (Industrial Design, Lighting)

Sorry for the lapse in posts. I had 20 credits scheduled this year, and that offered little time for anything else.  So here is the last 5 month, In the next 3 posts.

We were tasked with redefining a mundane object,  and adding a quality you wouldn’t normally find in such a mindless artifact.  After a little work i decided on curtains, and using layers of fabric to manipulate and sculpt light.

It was a fun project, but I don’t think fabric is my thing.

If I had to do it again, I would use thicker cloth for more depth in the light that came through.

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Archetypes And Prototypes

April 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm (Industrial Design, Lighting) (, , )

This is a Little late, but better late then never.

Earlier this week the Gallery featuring BLAST! was opened.  It was a nmuIDSA run show in the Student Art Gallery at Northern.  It was not only the first design specific gallery, but the first gallery at Northen put on by a single art group.

About 25-30 showed up, Including the Dean of The Art School (Michel Cinelli),  The Industrial Desgin Professor (Peter Pless), and a Graphics Professor (Shravon Rajagopal).

The show was considered a great success and has alot of people talking about idsa and design in general.  And the opening was one of the largest the SAG had seen in a long time.

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BLAST! Lamps

April 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm (Lighting) (, , )

BLAST!  is a series of 3 Hand Built Ambient Light Lamps designed for The NMUIDSA gallery “Archetypes and Prototypes,” Opening the 13th of April.

The General concept was a experimentation with both light as a force, and the shodowing effects of dramatically angled and projected light sorces.  This is also the first “model”  for a movement  of surrond sound speakers.  But that is still in R+D.

The light is contaned in the base and projected upwords.  The bulb itself is 110w true white and daylight balanced, giving it the almost blue feel when placed next to the lower kelvin everyone is used to seeing.

1/4″x 1″ 4 foot long steel rods hold the two pieces of industrial cardboard tube together.  The Base is a 11″ laser cut circle of 1/2 plywood.

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