Wednesday, 28 September 2011

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.

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