Human Centric Lightening table
Monai is a product with traditional and modern elements. The shape of light table was inspired by the objects found in a nature. In the morning it is the sun at home and before you go to bed it converts into the moon with gentle light which helps to fall asleep.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Monai is a light table with the circadian lighting technology which helps user to balance biological clock and feel better. It keeps you awake in the first part of a day and helps you to get asleep in the evening.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Circadian light table is easily manageable with remote control. It is pre-set with recommended light rythm of the day and also can be used manualy. Foldible legs are light and easy to fold.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in November 2014 in Vilnius and finished in April 2016 in Vilnius, and was exhibited in National Good Design exhibition in May 2016
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Monai is made of high quality materials. Light table body is made of plywood, which is covered with oak veneer. Folding legs are made of high quality solid oak. The top is covered with tempered glass evenly illuminating film and is installed adaptive circadian lighting system.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
530 mm x 530 mm x 580 mm
circadian light, creativity, health, science, oak, wood, round, glass,
The stylistic research was based on the analysis of basic geometric forms. Rounded corners are not only easier for our eyes, but make information easier to process.
We have carefully calculated the comfortable usage on the daily basis at regular home space. First prototypes were made of plywood, but this material looked rough, so we decided to cover plywood base with oak veneer and to make foldable legs from solid oak. The most exciting part of the design development was a creation of foldable legs and their details and of course the realization of the final product.
The creative challenge of MONAI could be divided into two parts of development. The first stage is choosing the right form, materials and object dimensions suitable for both: children and adults. Second phase of challenge is the actual fabrication and assembly. Round base is quite a challenge if its not mass produced.
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Photos: Karolis Milasevicius
Video: Isaiah Urken