Project Description

D E S C R I P T I O N

Interactive Lamp
Collaboration with Rachel Tardif
June 2016

Submission for the international competition “Lighting Architecture Movement Project”, in which we were shortlisted in the 10 finalists of the “emerging” category, and exhibited in Vancouver in November 2016.

The design of this lamp was achieved through the exploration of a variety of themes related to the cosmos which were used as analogical thinking tools. Foremost of these, were the concentric motions of the cosmic spheres (the moon revolves around earth, which revolves around sun, which revolves around the galactic center), as well as the poetic aspect of the constellations that shows how humans create a connection with the infinite by applying a human scale (objects, characters, animals) onto the stars. Indeed the purpose of this project was to create an object that can recreate the narrative of our obsession to understand the universe and find our origins in the stars. It does so through this introspective and contemplative experience of playfully pivoting the concentric spheres to find the light at its center. The shape of the lamp was inspired by the observatory’s wandering eye and the gyroscope’s multiple pivoting axes.

F E A T U R E S

Copper Structure

The entire structure is made of copper (C110) which allows for the current to pass through the structure itself rather than being wired. This allows unlimited spinning at the pivot points, giving complete freedom to the motion of the spheres.

Gyroscopic Rotation

The domes are assembled on a structure of 3 concentric rings, with pivots points perpendicular from one ring to the next, which allows the 3 spheres to move in all axes, much like a gyroscope does.

Diffusing Dome Layers

The smooth diffused finish of the domes allows the user to create a concentration of light in one area or other by creating the desired overlay of domes.

F I N A L   P R O D U C T

L A M P Exhibition, Vancouver CA, Nov. 3rd 2016