The pendant light seam was originally a test – shape that I designed to improve my rotational moulding production setup. The main problem of my process was the wall thickness. It varied a lot. Thus, I drew this simple shape in Rhino, CNC-milled it and made a polysterol mould out of it. Then I tested all kinds of mixtures of polymer plaster with my test-mould and I also did some color experiments. I started to write down everything I did, like laboratory workers do. The outcome of my color and material experimentation is a simple lampshade that is yellow on the inside. The seam is the remaining improvisation in this product: because the two parts of the mould don’t fit exactly I had to let the seam be part of the design. The outside is sanded and covered with a protective layer of vaseline. The textile cord has the same color as the lampshade itself: off-white. This design is related to my PhD project about improvisation in the design process. I will show this product at »MOST« by Tom Dixon during the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April. I will exhibit together with a group of students from HfG Offenbach and we will produce objects live in the exhibition. The project is supervised by Prof. Peter Eckart.
MOST Opening Times:
Tuesday 9: 10.00 – 21.00
Thursday 11 – Saturday 13: 10.00 – 21.00
Wednesday 10 and Sunday 14: 10.00 – 18.00
The Museum is positioned within walking distance from Zona Tortona, and minutes away from Rossana Orlandi.
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Via Olona 6B, 20123 Milano, Italy