Spine Desk Lamp

Desk lamp
Since this project based on spiny creaturs, my attitude to the light bodies was as for living creatures, with unique characteristics and nature. The human spine is saturated with nerves inside and out. That makes it a main powerline of the body, it connected to the main power source as well – the brain. I chose to show that, by leaving the power cabeles outside to be visible as well as making the head of the creature the main power core, the same as the brain. When I work, I discover. The lamp's head was made by lathe, While I was working, I discovered a light can pass through the thinner region of the Pine wood. This phenomenon Is valid in the human skin as well – another quality for my creatures.      


At first, I received an image of x-ray cat from my lecturers. The first task was to analyze the shapes, patterns, and the essence of the image.  


A functioning object was asked to make. to do that, I took a 3D human spine model and attached 3 horns to `it – a small fork for cakes was born. After observation in the Shapes and character of that fork, I started to think about prehistoric creatures based on the human spine shapes. At that point, I started 3d modeling (Software: Autodesk meshmixer) trying to create creatures that have the spine motives.

The light is a basic element in our lives, the homo erectous learned to light the fire about 7000bc, and enabled the homo sapiens evolution. Therefore, I sew fit to make this connection between the light and that prehistoric creatures. You can tell a whole story just by an object.


Spiny Larva 

The main Larva concept was to emphasize the electric elements of the spine. Therefor, I chose to show the electric elements in its most bare way. The LEDs was soldered in its present form to the wires that was skinned to the bone, showing the electric system in its most exposed and vulnerable way.


Transparent lamp

The major work around that lamp was the lathe work. It was based on the light pass through wood phenomenon. I choose to use pine wood for the job because of its light density (enables transparency). That choice was made a struggle: because of the wood softness, the workpiece was breaking multiple times because I tried to stretch the limits searching for the minimal Wall thickness with the maximum transparency. Those cylinders could have been made by using veneer felts making the work much easier, nevertheless it was important to me doing it on the lathe from block of Wood and stick to the Truth of matter.