Here is a Fun little assignment working with Kieran Glass and Patrick Sohn. Using Components from a recycled Printer the Brief was to create ‘Functional Jewellery’, we also had to create a back story behind the motif of the design. The final design were Cufflinks used for formal occasions.
I designed and made a portable Desk light for my first Year project, it is the first model I have ever made.
The Bullet shaped form retracts out into a light weight portable desk lamp that is powered by lithium polymer batteries. The LED’s are lit through a sand blasted lens to give a diffused glow, avoiding troublesome hot spots. The hinging mechanism is made from two laminated carbon fibre arms that not only look great but provide a very critical element to the function of the desk light, using each arm as a conductor for positive and negative current eliminating the need for wires and slimming down the design. The carbon arms are coated in clear glaze to prevent short circuiting. there is a charging plug in the back of the light and the metal adjusting rod features a dimmer setting suitable for any lighting condition required. The Design is finished off in the famous Ford GT40 Gulf Racing scheme, other finishes of other race cars would be made available, for example: Martini Porsche 917K and the JPS Livery on the Type 72 Lotus F1 cars.
Development Doodles to assist with the construction