Tree Pod Pendant Light by Seedling Design

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Tree Pod

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Pendant Light

INSPIRATION:
In some rural tribes outside of the western civilized society people are still nowadays relying on natural prime materials for the production of rudimentary tools and objects of daily use. Mesmerized by their craft skills and by the beauty of vernacular native design we decided to bridge the gap between two apparently opposite worlds: what if nature can give us the perfect sustainable solution to the environmental issues at the base of mass produced contemporary design?

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Everything in nature is a result of billions of years of evolution, which shaped its forms in a perfect balance of functional and aesthetic values The slight imperfections inherent in any material harvested from nature just empower and transform it in a unique way. We combined the primitive shapes of the Baobab pods with hand crafted wood pieces and a minimal amount of industrialized components.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Pod is a flexible lighting solution which comes in different shapes and can be used as a single unit or combined to create chandeliers for home or commercial areas.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2015 in Kenya, with a three month research period. After other three months of experiments with materials and structural shapes we finally reach the production of our first prototype in July 2016. 50 of our single pendant lampshades together with a contemporary design Baobab Pod chandelier have been exhibited in the Afrika Handmade Gallery 2016 held at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Simple handmade techniques and materials are at the core of our production line. The Baobab pods are harvested, cleaned and cut to shape by our local community workers. The cleaned raw shells are then further refined and assembled in our workshop. The fruit pulp, fiber and seeds are also up cycled and processed following our zero waste policy.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Minimal weight per unit: 200 gr for an average 30 by 15 cm single lampshade. Light source: variable according to local standards

TAGS:
Home Living , Lighting, fixture, lampshade, modern lamp, dots, natural materials, sustainable , up cycle, commercial areas, ambient light.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The Pod is the materialization of the company philosophy that envisions humans and nature living alongside in a technological world.

CHALLENGE:
One of the most challenging stages of the design process was to understand how to seamlessly integrate a totally natural and randomly shaped object with mass produced standard electrical fittings. The Pod is still evolving to integrate more hi-tech and sophisticated components.

ADDED DATE:
2017-03-03 13:42:43

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Roberto Gerosa and Fabiana Alcojor

IMAGE CREDITS:
All photos by Seedling Design

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Currently under scrutiny for IP from the KECOBO, Kenyan Copyright Board

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.seedlingkenya.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Seedling Design Ltd

PROFILE:
Lighting designs from Seedling Kenya are the materialization of the company philosophy that envisions humans and nature living alongside in a technological world. With their background in architecture and a professional career which brought them all over the world from their native Argentina and Italy, Fabiana and Roberto landed in Kenya with the strong belief that nature is offering us everything we need to live. Their designs are likely the first ever to use Baobab pods, indigenous trees bark, palm leaves, shredded plantation timber and other unusual local natural materials in clean and elegant products where raw natural resources and innovative design join together. “Light is the vital force that brings human-made structures to life, the slight imperfections inherent in any material harvested from nature just empower and transform it in a unique way. “ Everything in nature is a result of millions of years of evolution which shaped its forms in a perfect balance of functional and aesthetic values. Designers should look at nature not only for inspiration but also as a source of prime materials to be up cycled, this way only we can create designs that are sustainable in both technique and the message they convey.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Tree Pod Pendant Light by Seedling Design is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Tree Pod Pendant Light by Seedling Design is Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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