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Blime - Kickstarter wood version
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Hello,
Please fin here under and attached information about Blime, a DIY parametric light fixture, currently exposed at Parsons New School of design (in Kellen Gallery in the lobby of Parsons The New School for Design (2 w 13th st) until May 19th).

WHAT IS BLIME

Blime is a DIY Parametric light fixture that can be assembled at home and shipped flat. Because its design is parametric and fabricated with a laser cutter, Blime can be easily customizable. For kickstarter we are offering 24 colors in card stock paper and a white version in 100% recycled and recyclable vellum.

Blime’s form is derived from the audio of a friends gathering in a living room space and its largest diameter represents the gut of this party.

AUDIO?

Blime is a byproduct of the audio taken in a living room setting during a gathering of friends and scripting technology that used generative algorithms. We essentially take the audio, visualize it and use the highest and lowest peek to generate the proportion of the belly.

THE NAME:

The form, given by the highest and lowest point of the audio data produces a revolving surface similar to a teardrop. Sublime is the process in which a solid quickly transforms into gas state without passing through a liquid middle state. Blime is a representation of that missing state in the form of a teardrop.

THE BASES:

4 colors to choose from:

Apple Green

White

Black

Red.

DIMENSIONS: 13×18 inches

FUNDS: PLEDGED OF $5,000 GOAL

The designers essentially need pledgers’ support to continue developing Blime, including packaging costs and materials research.

To learn more about Blime on kickstarter.com : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alvarosoto/blime-light?ref=live

BACKERS

Starting at 35$ pledged, backers will receive ONE blimelight (choose color: Buttercup, Guardsman red or Royal blue ) with colored base (choose color: Apple Green, White, black or red) . Includes shipping within the US. (Shipping to Canada and international to be added).

ABOUT THE DESIGNER:

Mauricio Sanchez is an industrial designer from Cali, Colombia, currently working and living in New York City. After attending ICESI University in his home town he started a career in The Big Apple, working for companies such as Glide-inc, TigerSpike, BubbleBeats, Quadrant 2 Inc., Habana Outpost, the TwistTogether company, Martel Design and Fabrication among others. ?Role in Blime: Mauricio is responsable for packaging material and branding.

Alvaro Soto studied product design at ICESI university in Cali and he is currently finishing a masters in design and technology from Parsons The New School for design in NYC. Alvaro is an industrial designer, thinker and maker, his research is concerned with the synthesis of form in furniture and accessory design as a byproduct of computational techniques, digital fabrication and the maker. Alvaro is the creator and author of formatters.net , a studio, lab and online platform for computational product design. ?Role in Blime: Alvaro is responsible for the design, concept and technology innovation.

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Attached to this email, several pictures of the project.

Feel free to contact me for more information, or directly the designers Mauricio: design@sanchezmauricio.com

SIncerely,

Marie LAURENS

mlaurens84@aol.com