Books Boubekri, M. (2008) Daylight, Architecture and Health, Oxford: Elsevier ltd Bramston, D (2009) Idea Searching, Basics Product Design 01. Switzerland: AVA Publishing SA. Calmettes, J,M. (2006) Light Design Now! Barcelona: Monsa. Cuttle, C. (2007) Light for Art’s Sake. Oxford: Elsevier ltd. Descottes, H & Ramos, C.(20011) Architectural Lighting: Designing with Light and Space. London: Princeton Architectural Press. Entwistle, J. (2012) Detail in… Read More Project Bibliography
During this project it was my intention to create a bespoke interior product, as well as gaining a better understanding of contemporary Product Design practice. I also wanted further investigate the concepts of materiality, optical effects and user interaction. … Read More Collaborative Project Summary
Following the design and the production of our prototype there are a number of ways we felt we could further develop our piece. These variants could also be sampled in order to create a range of lamps.… Read More Product Development
Houda created a CGI animation to show how the various elements of our product should fit together.
Now the aesthetics of our design have been finalised we have set about creating a prototype of our piece. We have collated all the information we have gathered and begun to craft all the components. Glass Lampshade To create the glass dome for the top of the lamp we firstly had to fuse pieces of clear glass.… Read More Prototyping
As our lighting concept uses shadow and colour in a playful way, I wanted to explore the ways in which this could be used to effect moods. Numerous studies have shown how both colour and light can be used to manipulate the atmosphere in a space. In ‘Daylight, Architecture and Health’, Bouberki states “In places… Read More Mood Lighting
As part of the International Year of Light, light, sound and public art was celebrated in Manchester. A number of exciting artworks were showcased at various landmarks throughout the city centre. I went to visit a number of instillations to investigate new ways light has been used to transform different environments.… Read More International Year Of Light
This is the final design for our collaborative project. Inspired by water and optical effects, this mood light is designed to create an ambient atmosphere which can be changed by the user.
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Once again I experimented with coloured lights and chromatic shadows to see the effect they would have on our slumped glass samples.… Read More Further Lighting Experiments
Glass We firstly explored fusing glass. We collected a number of different colours and types of glass and fused them in the kiln to see the effect this would have. The glass laid out in the kiln before it was fired The glass after it was fired in the kiln. Acrylic Test pieces of… Read More Further Material Investigation