I’ve decided to keep my design quite simple, so that the focus remains on the materiality covering the light.
I experimented with a range of designs:
After researching the designs by Ango, I noticed most of their shapes are very simple in design it is the beautiful materials they use which sets their range apart. I will follow their lead therefore, and have chosen this simple design for my light:
After establishing my design, I finalised the dimensions I wanted. My design will be a table-light of the following dimensions:
(view in elevation, dimensions in mm).
I was initially planning on using MDF for the skeleton of the light, however given the scale of it, I feel cardboard is a more practical option as it is much lighter.
To refine my material choice, I have researched the various types of cardboard available and feel the best option is a corrugated for its strength. I will confirm the width of the cardboard after visiting a supplier.