My inspiriation is come from asymmetry. The asymmetry is not just defined by it physical presence, Therefore the essence of asymmetry could be super balanced. The super balance form also create asymmetry. It is the condensation of stories of the encounter with the place.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Playing with people’s inherent desire for order and balance is the type of human condition that 15° is try to explore. The form moves away form a two dimensional graphic to a more sculptureal, and more pleasing form.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Turn No - Simply grab the "fin" of the lamp shade, push away from you. The magnet and rail that inside the switch structure will automatically attract the connection, and closed loop circuit.
Turn Off - Simply grab the "fin" of the lamp shade, pull toward you.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project started in December 2015 in Detroit and finished in March 2016, and was exhibition in Cranbrook Academy of Art - degree show
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Rhino (Create Model) / Wood working (Material Preparing) / Rhino Cam (CNC) / Switch Structure (Laser Cut) / Acrylic Bending (Material Preparing)
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
18in x 18in x 54in
15°, Asymmetry, Balance, inherent, Semantic
Form Study - I consider this process as interactive and present my design practice with this idea. During my form experiment, I mainly utilized essential forms and function to realize the communication between the users and products. I believe that product function and form language will help me define the semantic meaning of product and gain a better understanding of human mental world.
The hardest part is try how to make the form as simple as possible but at meantime meet the people’s inherent desire for order and balance.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Image #1 Photographer Xiaochen Huo / Yizhou Chen
Image #2 Photographer Xiaochen Huo / Yizhou Chen
Image #3 Photographer Xiaochen Huo / Yizhou Chen
Image #4 Photographer Xiaochen Huo / Yizhou Chen