Designed for 3D printing
2021. 5 weeks.
Our brief was to design an object that created a unique effect through light and shadows. Having just bought a 3D printer, I set myself the constraints of designing this to be optimised for printing. That to me meant using as little material as I could, a low number of parts, and no supports anywhere.
I began by experimenting with patterns to see what effects the light produced. All the patterns were laser-cut on thick paper. This made it efficient and allowed me to think about colour.
Having liked this one the most, I quickly moved to prototyping it with a feasible light source.
Full scale. This allowed me to picture it in space while also thinking about bulbs, and housings.
Then came beautifying the form.
A benefit to 3D printing was the plethora of colors I could choose from.