Tutorial 29/01/19


SMART aspects?
The functionality of light for a specific context
Looking at simple forms/too minimal?
Interior and exterior, where are you using the inside and outside?
Play with CAD for more complex designs/deconstruct your forms
Think about context, who are they for? Where would they be?
Calming lights
Build light sequences for different spaces
What about the use of 3D printing?
Digital forms in the virtual world, taking molds from 3D printed objects
Small scale samples of porcelain molds on 3D printer
Reflection and refraction (Metal)
Seeing light moving around the piece more

Visual notes for the tutorial

During the tutorial, we discussed how I can bring my work to a higher level in term of context and functionality. The forms I presented were minimal lights, which were very similar to my end of year subject work. In terms of design, using the 3D printer instead of the plaster lathe to create will able me to design technically advanced forms. My current designs encapsulate the light, I need to think of the interior and exterior, and how the light can reflect and refract to create minimal forms look advanced and question the viewers gaze. Thinking of the context of the piece, I am interested to design for calming environments, lighting products are now being designed for smart homes which are technologically advanced, they have great capabilities to sync with sunsets and sunrise, or pulsate calming rhythms, I need to research further into this. I also need to think of the placement of the piece, and who would be my target market.

Steps for this and next week is to design technically advanced forms in CAD, focusing on the interior and exterior of the pieces. And research into ‘smart’ lighting possibilities, research their benefits and usage.

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