Submitted by: TIM SEARLE
Contact the designer: 0469773122
This lamp utilises concentric elements to minimise material waste.
The Whole Story
In designing this lamp, I aimed to show off the grain and architectural beauty of the wood while minimising waste of materials. It could be made from reclaimed hardwood from cabinetry and furniture or, for commercial production, 7mm plywood. I considered standard plywood sheet sizes and used concentric squares to maximise efficient material use. It would be CNC routed to minimise wastage.
The footprint of the lamp provides adequate stability while maximising usable space. The lamp flat-packs for easy shipping. Assembly by the customer is simple and would utilise small dowels and friction to support elements in the top half. Because the lamp is not glued together, disassembly for future repurposing is straight forward. The parts are not so specific as to be useless for other purposes when the lamp is no longer required, e.g. the squares could become picture frames, hot-mats to protect a table from hot dishes, etc.. The bulb would be a vintage-style LED filament for aesthetic and energy efficiency value.