How did you interpret the design brief and your specific moment?
My association was 1826, the year. It was the innovations of this time period that enabled our modern society; reinforced concrete (Monier, 1849), steel (Bessemer, 1856), the automobile (Benz, 1885). A major breakthrough was electric light, a result of several technologies; electricity (Franklin, 1752), circuits (Ohm, 1827), light bulb (Edison, 1880), AC motor (Tesla, 1885). Today, LED technology (Holonyak, 1962) pushes lighting design forward; new forms, low energy consumption and long service life. I decided to investigate into LED technology.
— Tell us about your product!
I started out with quite a few areas that I wanted to investigate; slim/compact, adjustable/magnets, portable/battery/charging, dimmable/touch, edge-lit/bending, fresnel/reflector. Not all of these were incorporated in the final product, since designing with LEDs has its own challenges, e.g. requiring both complex circuitry and effective cooling. The result is a table/desk lamp. Materials; steel rod, wood, acrylics, aluminum. Size (WxDxH): 25x15x40cm.