Kobra Floorlamp by COC

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Kobra

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Floorlamp

INSPIRATION:
Entirely inspired by the Snake, one of the most adaptable, flexible and simplistic animal on our planet. Snake's body is basically one singular muscle and because of its softness by means of scales composition, it can be adapted easily on any terrain.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is the first lamp ever to unified its electrical connection, structural body, illumination section into 1 singular geometry. No more ugly wire to connect because it power cable is part of the lamp design. Made of recycled insulation pipe it is also soft throughout and avoid issues of scratches, damages or accidents with small infants. There are also accessories that can customize the lamp by simply slotting over it.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This is simple floorlamp with a Touch sensitive on/off switch on its body. We are considering implementing APP control and Remote to the design.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in 2015 and we will begin investigating on prototype manufacturing in March 2018

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The main structure of the body will be tubular steel but sectioned into 5 parts. The main casing will be in Insulation Foam of Various Color and Finishes. Electrical wiring will run through the entire tubular steel internal structure with the last section left without structure. The insulation foam casing will run for another 2 meters in this section allowing the power cord to bend freely.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
L 3172mm x W 1642mm x H 1976mm

TAGS:
Intergration, upcycle, flexible, snake,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Being a bit of a OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) designer I always hated the wire in any lamp design. No matter how gorgeous the lamp design is, even when the wire is wrapped in special finishing, that element of the wire always ruins the design for me. For the longest time I always wanted the eliminate this issue and even with the latest technology in rechargeable/wireless charging power source one can only retain power for a few days. So, I thought, why not fight poison with poison. So, I begin a design journey on integrating the wire into the body of the lamp and during a brisk hike in the woods I cam across a snake. Snake is one of the most flexible and adaptable animal on our planet because its body is a singular muscle that can contracts, expand and slither through any terrain or objects. This made me utilize the possibility of designing a lamp that works in conjunction with one of nature’s most ingenious and simplistic design. Since our design motto is to use recyclable and readily available low-cost material my investigation led me to think about the insulation pipping in the construction industry. They are highly flexible, not easy to damage and widely available. Due to their soft nature they are also child safe and easily replaceable. This begin the design for Kobra, making a reinterpretation of the iconic ARCO LAMP by Achille Castiglioni in 1962 I wanted to update this design into our modern times. By integrating the connecting wire into the end part of modular body the wire has finally become part of the design aesthetic. No matter where you plug the lamp, its geometry changes thorough different situations. The LED illumination head is also angle adjustable as the inner tubular casing is constituted in sections for easier transportation. The lamp itself will also have different sets of accessories call Kondom that slots over the top part of the lamp to prolong its longevity when the user gets bored with the design. Kobra is the first lamp ever to unify structural, mechanical parts and illumination section into one singular body. Inseparable yet perfect in any situations. No more do you have to worry about damaging or hitting your lamp. It will become be as adaptable and flexible as a snake in any interior environment.

CHALLENGE:
To find the simplest yet most flexible form to create the design took quite a long time. It was an exercise of continuous subtraction of excess geometry and function. Also finding the right material and structure to be so bendable yet durable took quite a while of trial and error.

ADDED DATE:
2018-01-13 08:18:23

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Kevin Chu, Mauro Berti, Giulia Di Bonaventura

IMAGE CREDITS:
Images: Mauro Berti

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
The design is undergoing patent application

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.coc.design
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
COC

PROFILE:
COC (Chu Original Creations) is a multi-disciplinary environmental design firm that tackles contemporary Architecture, Interior, and Product, Graphic designs as well as Customized Artwork and Art Installations Projects. Started in 2012 founder and director Kevin Chu studied in the Bartlett School of Architecture at the prestigious London University and graduated with distinction. With office in Italy and Hong Kong COC design has won many awards around the world with its boundary pushing designs and has been published extensively. It is nominated as one of the most creative design firms coming out of Asia and is also one of the only firms in Hong Kong to be awarded several architecture/product design contracts with esteem Italian companies. COC design strives to offer creativity in any contract and specialized in thinking “outside of the box” solutions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Kobra Floorlamp by Coc is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Kobra Floorlamp by Coc is Runner-up for A' Design Award in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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