a flat pack lighting unit
PROJECT Flat Pack Lighting Unit
DISCIPLINE Industrial Design
DURATION 2 weeks
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?
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.
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.