INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE PROJECT:
3D MODELLING | LASER CUTTING | BIOMIMICRY | LIGHTING DESIGN
Scales in Wind
a fluid, oxymoronic, biomimicked, laser-cut lamp
The 'Scales in Wind' fluid lamp is inspired from the rigid rich textures of animal scales juxtaposed in irony with, wind's softness and its visual patterns.
I like to call the lamp 'fluid' as it allows light, wind and its environment to dynamically mould its outer shape.
Always intrigued by the properties of seemingly opposing elements, I investigated how they interacted and then chose to create this lamp as a project for a class at Massachusetts Institute of Art, Design and Technology's department of Architecture and Planning as a required exercise for learning laser cutting and construction.
The primary materials used in the production include Polypropylene and Plywood, while the strips of 'scales' are laser cut to precision- each strip different from the other in terms of varying wavelengths of scale lengths (kindly follow the design process below to understand the construction process).