Based on the theme Crystalize, CONJOIN is a pendant, floor, and table light in one that takes inspiration from the twinned crystal structure. This structure is naturally occurring and happens when two identical cube crystal forms are fused together. The light itself is a scaled version of the phenomenon captured in frosted glass. When used as a floor or table light CONJOIN's multi-faceted shape allows for it to be placed in many different ways on either surface. Also, with the addition of the ceiling mount attachment part the light can be transformed into a pendant.
CONJOIN attempts to have universal appeal with its many functions, simplicity of form, and soft glow suitable for a variety of interior spaces. The light also aims to create a social response and an emotional impact where is it is placed. The poetry of the light's shape and interconnectedness of two entwined forms abstractly relates to our understanding of love, reliance, and dependance that we experience in our everyday relationships. It also becomes a symbol of our similarities and ties to nature and to each other.
Glass/ Aluminum/ Dimmable LED Bulb
10" W x 10" L x 20" H
Externally acid-etched blown glass diffuser/ White lacquered ceiling wall mount
The word “Crystallize” conjures up the image of quartz caves, and the way that quartz structures hug each other and the space they inhabit. The Corner Quartz Lamp expresses the cozy relationship between quartz and its foundation.
In addition to quartz caves, the Corner Quartz lamp was inspired by Swedish Himmeli mobiles, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, and the designer’s small living quarters. The designer’s tiny bedroom has led her to explore ways in which to best utilize often void corner spaces. The Corner Quartz lamp is an attempt to make good use of room corners in a simple, attractive, and space conscious way. The lamp is shaped like a quartz burr, and nestles nicely in corners, but can also hang anywhere on a wall. The design aims to be constructed of light weight materials, and to hang with the help of a few small screws.
The Corner Quartz lamp would be 1ft wide by 1.75 ft tall. The lamp frame and bulb clutch would be made of black powder coated aluminum and the lamp shade could be made of shoji paper or fabric. The LED lightbulb would have an 12ft long black cord. The lampshade could be laser cut, and the frame and bulb clasp welded by hand of 1/4inch aluminum rods or manufactured by an outsource.
CRYSTAL GEODE LIGHT
I took My Idea from a geode with long rows of Quartz rod crystal clustered together in a wavy circular formation. From outside the ordinary rock hides the beauty of crystallize forms.
I wanted to show the hidden beauty of this crystallize form thereforthe design concept for "Geode Crystal". I simply turned a geode inside outto replicate that unique crystal formationby creatingrings of crystals as one whole circular piece created by casting. the rings are covered bu copper sheet metal rings to imitate the rock matrix that surrounds the crystals. Laser cutting and injection moulding as well as 3D printing is also utilized. The idea is to use Sustainable and ecofriendly resources therefore avoiding naturalcrystals instead of that I replicated the crystal look. there is a circular LED inside the rings to illuminate the crystal structures and surrounding. The construction and assembly are simple. We can even isolate the two rings and can only use one ring as a pendant light. Material used are Acrylic, Copper sheet metal and All plastic parts are recyclables. FlexibleLEDsare usedfor energy efficiency. The design challenge was creating the wavy crystal rings using castings and formers.
Diameter total 965mm
Total height 475mm
materials are Copper sheet metal rings cut by laser cuttingmoulded using formers.
moulded crystals and 3D printed crystals joined together as a wavy ring.
Manufacturing is easy and can be mass produced. The entire assembly is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Diverge is a collision of movement, aesthetics, and functionality through its simple form. It is an adaptable and multi-functional lamp that behaves as a rotating piece of art which can perform a variety of uses. As the light itself emulates from within the concrete block, through the layers of dichroic film and glass, the lamp becomes a representation of the development of crystals forming within earth's natural bedrock.
In its conception, Diverge strives to introduce forms of crystals in a new way, beginning with de-constructing crystal formations down to two of their purest shapes----the Hex Prism Di-pyramid Term and the Hexyetrahedron.
The base form of the lamp is a cast concrete shell to represent the base-rock of the earth within which the crystals form; the shape was divided in half to create functionality and mobility. The two pure forms of crystals were then used to create the voids within the cast concrete blocks to introduce light into a seemingly impenetrable material.
As a playful, mobile lamp, Diverge represents the kinetic nature of our planet and the continuous formation and change within minerals and crystals.
The cast concrete shell is made of fiber reinforced concrete to create the lightest yet solid structural form
for the base of the lamp. The thickness of the shell is 3/4". The inserted magnetized glass is a combination of low iron glass with an applied dichroic film to the interior faces. Located inside the concrete shell are the strips of LED lights connected to two embedded motion sensors within the concrete exterior. The magnetic removable component allows the user to access the LED lights, motion sensors and batteries within the concrete block.
Dimensions: 18" high, 18" wide, 36" long
Enliven was conceived keeping in mind the hotel hospitality environment. The kinetic lighting sculpture aims to be a source of identity for it's location and provides a moment for the guests to contemplate and reflect.
I interpret the word 'Crystallize' as a process that brings elements together to form a single structure that exhibits a sense of awe, beauty and surprise.
Enliven aims for the same, consisting 3 main components:
1) Linear bearing Track with spot lights installed on either side.
2) Customised acrylic Rods
3) Motion sensors.
When a hotel guest arrives, the motion sensor acknowledges their presence and as a welcome gesture moves the spotlights in a linear motion, refracting the light falling on the acrylic multiple times. Since the length of acrylic rods range from 10mm-60mm, it is easily available in discarded lot. Using only waste resources.
A linear carriage and support shaft made of lubricant free dry-tech polymer are used. As a result, this linear module is extremely light and suitable for wall mounting. For the motorised adjustment (Motion) the linear bearing track is connected to a NEMA stepper motor. It is lubricant and maintenance free.
The installation consists of 8 separate segments, each consisting of 4 identical acrylic rods. They are arranged a few millimeters apart in descending order of height and diameter. The edges of each are hand sanded in descending order as we go from top to bottom.
New Delhi, India
Flatty Felis Table Lamp
To design a table lamp that inspired from cat posing and can be used for both tasking and decorative purpose. The table lamp do not just serve as a tasking table lamp, while play as an interactive item, which enable users to posture the cat table lamp based on own preference. The design is applying the visual essence of as clean as crystal.
Dimensions(flatten): 610mm x 150mm x 10mm
Materials: Rubber(outer layer), metal(inner layer), thin lithium rechargeable battery
Fabrication: Mold stamping, Die cutting.
LINE TABLE LAMP
Humans have a way of connecting information together even if it comes in crumbs. Piecing the form and structural hints, we imagine and unconsciously breathe life into an object. Drawn in deeply by how the silhouette of objects can easily bring out the character, a table lamp was done to capture how light permeates through a space created by a lamp shade. In a way, the lamp is a crystallised or synthesised form of the traditional vintage, preserving the all too familiar archetype yet exuding a modern taste. The definition of crystallise in this case is radical abstract of traditional pieces yet retaining the essence, something people can relate to.
The main lamp is made using mild steel tubes (diameter 12 mm) and sheets (stamped) in thickness of 1 and 3 mm). The frame is welded together with the exception of the base. The circuitry is then fitted through the body of the tubes. 3 screws are locked in place to secure the entire piece.
Crystallizing is a natural phenomenon, I wanted to design a lamp by studying the effect the sun has on our atmosphere since it is the source of life and energy. In meteorology a Parhelion is a refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the earths atmosphere and seen on earth as two rainbow coloured parentheses on either side of the sun. Seeing a parhelion in person on one of the coldest and driest days of our Canadian winter inspired me to create a sculptural form representing this natural phenomenon in it’s beautiful and novel form. The challenge was in transferring the form of an atmospheric body to paper then to software, choosing what to leave and what to add, trying to keep the natural form in its purity while giving it a very practical function. I included a dimmer on a subtle track at the center of the base for the user to choose the amount of the light needed while cutting down on unnecessary energy consumption as well as choosing the appropriate mood. My hope is to pay homage to the natural world by borrowing from its wild beauty and bringing a form of it into our homes.
Parhelion stands 18 tall, 16 in wide and 4 deep with a sphere in the center of the halo 6 in diameter. A 0.5 steel tube connects the base to the crystal sphere bulb and is 4.75 long. The halo is 0.5 wide made with brass and is part of the boat-like lampshades on the right and left of the bulb. The two shapes and the halo are stamped from a sheet of 16-gauge brass, bent down the center and rolled into a ring and two shells. The base is 4 wide, 10 long and 1.75 tall.
The theme Crystallize gave me a feel of a soft protection to fragility since crystals need to be protected. This helped me to take inspiration from bubble wraps which are used as cushion in packaging which protect fragile items shipped.The concept is a ambient lamp whose form is inspired from bubble wraps and just like bubble wraps makes a satisfying popping sound when compressed is a source of amusement, these lights also give a unique kind of entertainment to the user by giving personalisation of lights by popping selective bubbles of the bubble lamp.Also the lamp by changing the mood of the user by also giving a sense of individuality and merging with the theme of the house protects the user from fragility of negative thoughts.The lamp becomes a source of conveying emotions ,
surprise just like what bubble wraps do.
Product dimension shown in the image can be visualised (36 CM HEIGHT, 10 CM DIAMETER).
Material used is soft transparent silicone plastic(to give a feel of bubble wrap ) , Touch sensitive LEDS.
Manufacturing would be dies pressed against plastic to give the bubble shape, LEDS are soldered on printed circuit boards afterbeing rolled to make a cylindrical shape.the plastic is wrapped around the LEDS and finally mounted on a firm metal base to hide the wires and batteries.
PYRO SCULPTURE PENDANT LIGHT
During my brainstorming I came across Pyrite , mineral with perfectly formed fascinating cubes, penetration twins and other geometric shapes . WatchingPyrite crystalformation from all the angles seems to be answer of all the meanings of word CRYSTALLIZE ( to cause to form crystal or assumea definite form ).
I used the technical meaning for design concept for PYRO. I tried to replicate that unique gold look alike definitive crystallize quality of Pyrite by designing intertwined cubes representing the crystal's shape and position in polishedSheet metal hollow channels and using LEDS (which are energy efficient thus reducing carbon emissions) inside them to illuminate the structure and surrounding. The construction of PYRO uses only laser cut Sheet metal strips and Led light rope (Neo Flex) .
My goal was to create a minimalist lightweight design by using minimummaterials andformers are used for sheet metal channels to join cubes. PYRO is made of recycled brass coloured anodised aluminium sheet metal due to environmental concerns and all the material used arerecyclables .The main design challenge was to get the natural looking configuration like that of a pyrite crystal as well as sustainable design with easy manufacturing.
Stunning light fitting, made of only two unique parts. Inexpensive and designed for mass production. Based on crystalline form of Pyrite, with definite form and straight lines.
Laser cutters and Formers were used to createsheet metal channels that house the LED. Pyro ismade of only one unique part. Inexpensive and designed for mass production.
Sustainability and eco friendly manufacturing can create great affordable unique designs that can be mass produced. Aluminium channelwere used to create cubes which were assembleto create PYRO.
length total 1532mm
Quartz is a floor lamp design. The design inspiration is derived from the various expression of crystallization. We observe that crystals in liquid seldom repeats its changes, in which they change depending on time, temperature and season. We are inspired by the various expression of it, as light changes when people use it with various needs.
We think of how lights react to its surrounding spaces and by what means to achieve the aim of utilizing its transparent structure to illuminate every corner of the spaces with the elegant caustics. We create a multi-faceted surface acrylic shade to produce the refracted and reflected lighting pattern.
Lights refract through the textured transparent shade to create an illusion where the room is being crystallized. Lights are reflected and refracted in any angles, therefore, the room can be lit up even when one single light bulb is being used.
Material & Production:
Every single part of Quartz can be mass manufactured. The multi-faceted acrylic shade can be easily produced by existing molding method which makes the lamp lighter and more cost effective. The plated steel stand provides support to the lamp and it is easy to assemble each part with only two glass bolting. And users can replace the light bulb without disassemble the lamp shade.
Acrylic shade: 70cm x 46cm, Thickness: 3.3cm
Plated steel stand: 37cm x 29cm x 170cm, Diameter: 3cm
I started working with the form of the quartz crystal and how they cluster together, using my discoveries to generate forms. After a few iterations, I picked the one that would work best for a single tube light fixture at the base. Following this, I transformed the form into a stick frame that could have a skin applied to it. The concept was influenced by a student project I saw last semester that featured cone buildings capped by skylights. Although its form largely denoted to horizontality, the idea of creating a field of skylights lead me to consider a building as a lamp. It not only made me challenge ‘normal’ architectural design decisions (such as windows on walls over ceilings), but it also made me challenge what a ‘normal’ lamp is – why do most lamp shades cover their light source like a muzzle on a dog? That is why I chose to incorporate complex geometry that not only increases the range of lighting but also creates complex and varying shadows as opposed to a standard lamp shade. By manipulating light, one manipulates shadows.
The lamp is versatile in both fabrication materials and aesthetic personalization. The frame could be made out of various materials (e.g. basswood connections, or soldered metal dowels). The frame is covered with a fabric skin (multiple designs and colors available); the clusters’ peaks are capped with a clouded plastic or thin glass panel. The lamp fixture is positioned at the base – able to be plugged into a wall outlet. The proposed height is anywhere between one to four feet. The lamp could be small enough to fit on a nightstand or large enough to cover a coffee table.
San Jose, California
Using a process of designing through making, 'Round Lines' was developed from an exploration into the possibilities of 3D printing with glass. A series of moulds were printed to explore the possibilities of having a controlled void within the glass, and streamline the process of kiln-casting glass. An efficient workflow eliminating the lost-wax step places these objects in an innovative category of streamlined production and new opportunities with glass. The form and assembly of these glass components combine to insinuate a larger crystallized pattern, drawing on the variation and expressive depth of solid cast glass.
Process: Direct 3D printed mould for glass casting
Materials: Cast glass, stainless steel, LED strip
Dimensions: w. 6, h. 2
Stasis is a visually and functionally adaptable luminaire. By turning the soft grip handles on its opposing sides, the light segment can be easily rotated for creating direct or indirect lighting, as well as for highlighting different spaces. The seamless form was inspired by the formulation of microcrystals during chemical reactions. A visually unobtrusive form that materializes in long bar-like lengths gently makes up its environment. Stasis achieves this with its minimum visible materials while also bringing a sense of balance into its space. No matter what kind of space it’s in, whether it’s anarchic or harmonious, Stasis will always be the subtle yet powerful centerpiece.
Main body that holds the light is made from a 1 1/5 inch diameter aluminum extrusion. The length can be determined based on the space that Stasis is installed in. Extrusion can be cut length wise on a bandsaw to create an opening for the light filter. Light filters are made from plastic tubings cut in half and glued inside the main body. The side arms on both sides can also be made from aluminum extrusions bent with a pipe bender. Farther details of fabrication techniques and materials will exceed the 100 word limit. Contact designer for more design specs..
Like the nature of crystals, Tesselights build upon each other to create a whole. With each addition the Tesselights' makeup becomes more complex, and yet, easy to read. The lights can be added to, subtracted from, and reconfigured to create a new lamp, pendant, or wall sconce.
10-inch equilateral triangle base; 5 inches in height. Perforated aluminum shade, wooden frame, LED lights, dimmer switch, and (powerful) magnets hidden in the frame.
This lamp is made of Japanese paper ,which gives subtle light .I'd like to describe crystallized,with Japanese tradition.
It's inspired by Japanese traditional slide door- Shouji.
My lamp is simple to make and easy to manufacture ,in addition ,it costs reasonable!!
This lamp is made of Japanese paper -Washi and thin wooden sticks. The width is 5 ,length is 10 and the depth is 3.5.
About the process, at first on the Japanese paper, put wood sticks and attached both.
- STUDENTS from all disciplines including but not limited to Artists, Industrial Designers and Architects were eligible to enter so long as:
- CONCEPT Submissions have been developed by the eligible student while enrolled in a post-secondary art, architecture or industrial design program.
- Entrant must CURRENTLY BE enrolled in a post-secondary design program.
- Entry must have been in concept form only (sketches & renderings of proposed design) and have not yet been fully prototyped or manufactured.
- Eligible designs had to incorporate the 2015 theme "crystallize" in any manner in which entrant saw fit so long as this is explained in their concept statements.