Fracture

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Overview

I was challenged to develop a spherical pendant lamp using  only laser-cut plastic sheet. Furthermore, the design needed to be producible and did not use fasteners.

 
 

Sketching

I started the project with rough low-fidelity sketches in order to quickly different explore concepts and forms.

 
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Sketch Models

I created rough paper mock-ups to test this design's feasibility. I used these to examine assembly time, durability, and to compare the design's appearance in a physical space as opposed to an initial 2-D sketch.

 
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Final Design

The lamp is built from several modules of laser-cut two-dimensional plastic . Each unit is is interconnected with interlocking tabs. These tabs maintain the lamp's structural integrity, while creating a pattern of shadow fragments scattered in a geometric pattern when the lamp is in use.

 
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