Group Project | 12 Weeks
A light heavily inspired by how light travels through New Zealand's Fox Glacier as a response to current global warming issues.
This light was awarded Highly Commended in the ECC New Zealand Student Craft / Design Award in the lighting category, and the ECC People's Choice Award.
Our team was captivated by light movement in nature. We were inspired by the concept of how light moves through ice and decided that it can create the element of surprise we were seeking.
Development sketches and 3D prototyping
At this stage, we became certain that we wanted to design a floor lamp and used chicken wire to experiment with the structure of our final idea.
More 3D prototyping and trialling for final model
The 3D prototype was made from triangular cardboard pieces that imitated the organza fabric we created. From the following images below, the image on the right of the top row, shows a material material idea. Made of Autex and felted wool, this material seeked to emulate the icy texture of glaciers.
Making the final lamp
I made the base by lathing it to shape, CNC milling the electrical box, and cutting steel rods to the right lengths.