The source of inspiration is based on the distribution of light that enables user to experience the light directly through the sense of touch. As a source for life, light exist as a sacred entity that stands on his own in the space. Sharelight aims to enable user to access the source of light by breaking the limit of material and to enable user directly to experience the light. It has a novel approach to lightning design.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Sharelight is designed as distributable lightning product for homes and public spaces as cafes. It consists of 11 parts including a main body which functions as charging and collection unit and 10 small units as extensions attached to the main body with magnets and charged wirelessly. Sharelight aims to emphasize the experience between user and product by letting these small units be distrubuted from the body. The body has an ability to adjust lumen value with dimmer.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Main body has an ability to operate like traditional lightning source. But beside conventional lightning products, the main point of Sharelight is the mobile units that attached to the body by magnets. The main body functions as the charger of these mobile lightning sticks. The product offer the user to pick up a stick as a mobile lightning.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Projects started as 2015 Summer as a concept project. Awarded at IMMIB 2015 Design Contest in Turkey. Process is still ongoing.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
As the main material, ABS is preferred and and the method of production is rotational molding. All electronic units are embedded in the main body. The distributable units are plastic injection molded ABS.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
57cmx35x35 with small units.
Lightning, mobile light, wireless light, lightning sticks
After the research of market, it is observed that the emotional aspects of distributable lightning products are deficient. It is seen that in every lightning product, whether it is stable nor mobile, the approaches are the same, it enable user to adjust the light in the limit of material. But to experience the light, Sharelight offers different approach that gives the user an active role with direct interaction with product to arrange the light that makes feel the user excitement.
While designing the sticklights, the challenge is to design a unique sense, eyecatching form. In addition to attraction, it must give a reference to user about the sticks which are detachable and become mobile lightning units. Beside, it must stimulate the user emotionally to touch and pick. It was the hardest part achieved with design.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Nimet Basar Kesdi and Hatice Server Kesdi
Nimet Basar Kesdi & Hatice Server Kesdi, 2015.