I've been commissioned to create a fixture using the 'pill' shape that I developed. I thought I would share the final design direction with you. There are 7 light sources on 2 different arms, both of which rotate. The upper arm is balanced by the lower. The entire fixture will be satin nickel plated. I'll share progress as the light fixture develops.
I'm always working on light designs. Always. Ask my wife - she is a little tired of finding parts all over the house. What can I say, I never shut my brain off....
I've been developing this pill shape for a while which was developed because of the need to use mostly stock parts but have the result of custom look, to help reduce startup costs. I'm really happy with it so far and currently prototyping several pieces. I've tooled for the custom sized hemisphere with a local spinner and piecing things together now. Here is a preview of what I'm working on.
One of my personal favorite aspects of this design is the glass shade. I'm treating it a little differently by frosting the inside of the glass instead of the outside. This allows the shade to have the glow effect (especially with lower watt bulbs) yet still have a high gloss finish on the outside with reflections. All about the details.
I have officially launched the Bevel Pendant, my first light fixture. The first of hopefully many more to come.
This pendant idea came to me from my love for all things Scandinavian design. A design scene where the triangle and chevron are used as an everyday basic, which sits right at home with my taste! While working on many different (other) light fixture ideas to be my first, this one just sort of came to me almost by accident. So I just went with it and kept it simple. And in true Scandinavian fashion it is available in matte black.
I drew up the design and put it into Solidworks to make sure all the parts were going to give me the results I was looking for.
After some slight modifications I sourced the custom body (which is two separate parts) from a metal spinner (I found a new manufacturing love!) and the remaining stock parts & cord from a supplier. Then worked with a local powder coater. Tested the final piece and here we are!
I've been thinking about bringing back the Spindle Bracelet but in another form: 3D Printing! I loved the original wooden version but because of assembly time it resulted in a very small run before I became burnt out on putting them together. Here are the first printed prototypes and they turned out really good. Some minor tweaks need to be done to the files and then I will order a small run of the red and black to start.
Not long ago we lived in Kansas City, a city that I will never forget and will always revisit from time to time. On certain days I truly miss living there, which is why I found myself digging through these past photos from Jamie Beck at Ann Street Studio whom was kind enough to stop by and take some photos of my house back in 2010.
I have been slowly working on a sculptural light fixture for over our kitchen island, and thought I would share the progress.
The first prototype above was done in steel and brass and I was very happy with the results. However, it weighed far too much since the plan was to cantilever it from a wood base. So I reconstructed all of the brass parts that you see with aluminum instead to lightweight it.
Above is the reconstructed version after a coat of gloss black. The branch is about 4 feet long so it cantilevers quite a bit. I'm really happy with how it turned out. You can also see the wood base. I'm going to trim a little off of the wood vertical down rod, but I purposely wanted it to be long. The branch attaches with a brass swivel. All that is left is to disassemble it, wire all the components and put it back together, do some touch up painting and then hardwire the fixture.