OI Lamp by Meng Hsun Wu
Updated: Dec 26, 2019
A lamp using a timeless material, marble, to assure a long period of usage, as well as to explore the properties of two natural materials, marble, and light, together. The lamp simulates different phases of moonlight (through its pairing of marble and light) and reflects a natural environment within an indoor space, highlighting the quality of natural resources to the user. The design for the lamp also aims to keep manufacturing to the minimum, and create limited waste, while still being a versatile product.
After researching current marble manufacturing practices, specific geometric elements and shapes were chosen for the lamp, with the intent to reduce production waste. Embedded within the design is also the desire to understand and illustrate a connection between past and present, knowledge inherited as a designer, from the past, and the natural resources of today.