OPEN LAMP

Project co-developed with Kyoto-Seika University in Japan, using

bamboo, a traditional artisanal material

The goal of our visit to Kyoto was to give us first hand exposure to the culture, history, aesthetics, and traditions of Japan. This allowed us to create an arrange of projects during the length of the class, the first of them being the Open Lamp.  The lamp was co-designed in teams, one Kyoto Seika student, one ArtCenter's. 

THE EXPERIENCE

The goal of our visit to Kyoto was to give us first hand exposure to the culture, history, aesthetics, and traditions of Japan. This allowed us to create an arrange of projects during the length of the class, the first of them being the Open Lamp.  The lamp was co-designed in teams, one Kyoto Seika student, one ArtCenter's. 

IDEATION

The design excercise allowed us to do any object we wanted to, using bamboo as the main component. 


My teammate Moe and I decided to do a lamp with movable parts that allowed us to modulate the amount of light.

PROTOTYPE

We used 3D printing to allow us to achieve the curved shape we were aiming for when doing the mockups and prototypes. 

We then layered them together in order to have the 2 main components of the lamp

For the lamp design, we used bamboo and fabric.

Textiles have been a key factor in Kyoto's growth, which is why we decided to incorporate a modern Japanese textile from Sou Sou textiles, designed and made in downtown Kyoto. 



 

FINAL MODEL