Making this desk lamp was a school project, just like the piano was. This time, though, we could use any material we wanted. I chose to use a combination of the flat-pack method, which I knew, and metal wire, which I was also familiar with.
The idea was to create a “pixar style” wooden lamp, with a lamp shade in the shape of a light bulb. Inside would be a smaller version made out out of metal, holding the actual lamp.
I made this little movie of the making of this lamp. I filmed the lasercutting and parts of the assembling and soldering, and made a short montage of it.
I first designed the wooden part in illustrator and cut that out using the laser cutter. At first it seemed to be unstable, but fortunately after gluing it together it was. Then I soldered the metal piece so that it would fit into the wooden part. The bulb can be replaced by feeding back the cable and lifting the fitting out.