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nashi 

a flat pack lighting unit 

SKILLS DEMONSTRATED

Ideation sketches

Concept Design

Prototyping

Laser Cutting

Photoshop

Photography

DESIGN SPRINT

PROJECT Flat Pack Lighting Unit

DISCIPLINE Industrial Design

DURATION 2 weeks

PROJECT GOAL

To design a flat packaging unit using laser cut cast acrylic pieces. The final design consists of 22 pieces interlocking to a gear-shaped piece holding the lamp together.  

 

Flat-pack lamps provide the accessibility and portability to place in any location, making the experience user-friendly.

HOW MIGHT I...

Design a flat-pack lamp that is assembled using acrylic sheets and no adhesive?

FORM INSPIRATION

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IDEATION

Figuring out the style

Nashi is comprised of 23 cast acrylic pieces, 22 of which are hanging from a gear-shaped piece at the top of the lamp. I wanted to create a rotating form that was inspired by nature, such as feathers, flowers, or acorns. WIth the type of light unit (standard E26) I bought, I thought semi-transparent cast acrylic would be great in capturing a soothing, diffusing light.

PROTOTYPE

Putting cardboard pieces together

I was ultimately inspired by the shape of a pear and the layers of an onion. I wanted to show an asymmetrical form to show variety, so I made the pieces go from short to long in a gradient.

FINAL SHOWCASE

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