From Itay Ohaly: The Group Project is a non-linear design method – a disconnected collaboration between individual designers. A ‘group project’ starts with a selection of objects that are to be designed. Each one of these objects is divided and broken into smaller parts. All parts are designed according to a specific theme; however, each part is designed by a different designer without communicating with the other designers. When the parts’ design phase is finished, the group meets to perform minor necessary adjustments. Afterwards, all parts are produced and assembled. This kind of method composes a group exhibition within a single object. Each designer’s different approach and style are expressed together in one object, establishing a dialogue between the object’s different parts.
Nati Moskovich – lamp base
Naama Bergman – lampshade
Itay Ohaly – lamp leg
From Dennis Parren: After the result of the CMYK lamp, the idea came to also make a CMYK bulb. Which is easier to produce and you find yourself more in mainstream of lighting. That makes it many times more accessible. It’s the first light bulb that creates colored shadows which also can be very wonderful with existing shades.
From Colonel: This new collection as the first collection of Colonel was inspired by outdoor furniture (beach, camping) aesthetics. It is a contemporary re-reading of this universe mixing colours, rhythms and patterns. It is mainly composed of wood, textile materials and surprising colors. The collection evokes summer, relaxation.
Using a dynamo (electricity generator), these lightweight objects capture kinetic energy and transfer it to LED lights. The brightness of the lights are proportional to the objects’ velocities. Dr. Margot Krasojevic describes the science behind her designs below.
From Dr. Margot Krasojevic:
Momentum Light – A light which produces an electrical current as a result of it’s kinetic energy. The 3d printed nylon polymer light is suspended by a spindle whereby its weight and form contribute to the angular momentum vector as it spins along its axis of rotation; it is affected by minor environmental changes such as temperature and air currents which rotate the light along its path of velocity. The light has a motion sensor diode clamped between both suspended 3d printed sections which powers the battery lighting the LED when in motion. As a result of its form the light speeds up tremendously due to its conservation of angular momentum, the form of the light reduces its rotational inertia affecting its rotational speed which must increase to maintain constant angular momentum resulting in a brighter light. The light has been influenced by the physics behind ice skater spinning/a spinning top.
Air Turbine Light: This 3d printed light acts as a vertical axis wind turbine. The form of the light uses the properties of aerodynamics to behave like a wind propeller, in principal the design is inspired by the Ropatec wind rotor. The ceramic body of the light is attached to a vertical axis which turns a diode rotor that transforms the movement into light. This 3d printed shell traps wind which rotates the axis in turn generating and transforming energy into light.
Thanks to Dr. Margot Krasojevic for her submission to designgush.
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Indian designer Nishi Chauhan’s visit to the craft district Channapatna outside of Bangalore inspired a new use for glass bottles, upcycling them into playful toys and lighting objects. Through employing the toy craftsmen of Channapatna, new dialogues began involving material use, design intent, and the use of their craft towards a wider world view.
From Nishi Chauhan: Animal Farm is part of a continuing series of explorations centered around the twin themes of craft revival and the repurposing of used objects. This first set of upcycled bottle lamps visualize six animal forms featuring the wood and lac turnery craft of Channapatna in Karnataka, India. With minimal intervention from the designer and the craftsman, objects that would otherwise have met uninteresting ends in the recycling chain have been born again as playful, usable products.
Nishi Chauhan: website
From electronics to toys and everything in between, the Capsule Collection from TROPE Candles speaks to the plethora of objects in this world that we make and throw away. While discarded, unwanted objects are typically hidden from sight in garbage bins and landfills, the experience of the Capsule candles burning away reminds us of this destruction, exposing the frivolous consumer lifestyle to which we’ve become accustomed.
From TROPE Candles: TROPE Candles are limited edition handmade candles. Every candle is the original detail of the interior, creating an association, prompting the interpretation of the form. TROPE Candles are clever metaphor about idea of destruction daily things. TROPE Capsule collection inspired by familiar and bright symbols of mass culture. TROPE Candles crafted, following the highest standarts of materials and quality of the finished production.
François Clerc’s Milord functions as a mirror and comments on the face we show to the world. Is the reflection others see the true reflection of ourselves and how much knowledge of a person do we truly gain from outer appearances? By exposing the mirror’s empty inner form, Milord suggests that our outer images are only a thin layer of what truly lies within.
From François Clerc: Here is Milord, a freestanding mirror with a multifaceted form. Milord is a real dandy reflecting all around but for once we can see what lies behind the mirror, the empty shell. With this project I wanted to underline the fragility of our reflected image, the frailty of our appearance. I wanted to show what’s behind the mirror, the empty shell.
Made of stainless steel.
W 24 cm x D 25 cm x H 46 cm
Thanks to François for his submission to designgush.