Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Light design

Just one thing about my light..... I NEED A NAME! have no idea what to call it! Any help would be great :)

Final light product design

Spoon spiral
Light during the day
close view of spoon spirals
light at night

The concept for this light was inspired by many things:

1) other products from designers that use upcycling or recycling techniques eg. Heath Nash

2) form originated from shape of the protea (pincushion protea) as it is a plant that represents South African identity as well as expresses ideas of sustainability and conservation of the environment

3) the concepts used within my restaurant design: which is where the light will be used
- the restaurant is a space that aims to express the concept of transportation of objects and food production. I have conveyor belts systems installed on the ceiling that take food to designated stations. People can see into the kitchen to watch their food being made. The tables have conveyor belt systems in them that move your food along to your seat.
-and a concept i have used is all the furniture objects and other elements reuse objects from the food industry. Eg: Pedersen + lennard bucket stools, a wall mural of tin cans set into the plaster craeting a floral pattern. wine crates as shelving for the bar etc.
-so the light design had to use objects from the food industry that would normally just create large amounts of waste in the world. Hence the plastic teaspoons that would be collected from coffee shops and reused.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Product design update

Our product designs have finally been finalised today and my light is in motion for production.
My light design is a really cool idea. The product had to be made from waste products from the food industry, i.e tins, bottles, etc. So my idea is to use plastic tea spoons to create a spiral flower which is fixed to a sphere. Very simple design but is inspired by Heath Nash and his Milkbottle handle light and his other light designs.

It is currently being manufactured by A1 plastics and I have to construct all the spoon spirals over the next 3 weeks, which is easy but rather time consuming.

Images of my bookshelf and table to follow.