Urbanoids (Floor Lamp) by Urban Fiction
2012 - 2013, Bronze A' Lighting Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Exploring the wood lamination technique we were aiming to rejuvenate organic forms inspired of natural patterns. Applying the shapes to the materials we were led to imprint the controversial state of consciousness for natural awareness. The time is insignificant since that represents a circle of events and choices. Nature "wooden block" stands uninfected from the human’s violent interference "aluminum plate". On top, at one side is visualized how distant from nature people are day after day, while at the other side is represented the need for friendly environmental cohabitation.
Creativity
This floor lamp is a combination of organic and linear forms, natural and industrial materials, cold and warm light sources, aiming to project an alternative way of creating a product away from the current state of mass production and soulless objects, which gives to the piece an aesthetic balance as well as a unique identity. The object is mainly handcrafted and can be reproduced in limited number.
Design Challenges
Urban Fiction did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Urbanoids Floor Lamp.
Production Technology
The main body of the object has been constructed of fifty-one pairs of plywood strips formed with cascamite by hand with the use of MDF molds, while the rest of the elements are made of aluminum with industrial methods.
       
     
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