Paper Lamp

This two-week project is about using material exploration and research as a springboard for new ideas and designs. This approach can be used to uncover new directions that I might never discover if I simply designed an object first and then made it from the material later.             Almost 99% of this lamp is made of bristol board with only four 1/8'' wide and 1/4'' long wooden dowels.I first laser cut patterns on the paper and rolled it into a cylinder. After several experiments using varying thickness and patterns, I found the best configuration for flexibility. The cylinder is not too hard to be pressed down, and as soon as I remove my hand, it slowly bounces back up. I decided to use this feature as a switch interface for the lamp, where the light can gleam through the cut-out pattern.

Process
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