What if I just let the computer go?

The above photo is of a prototype pendant light I designed. The body is made of translucent paper which is glued together in a precise pattern. This pattern determines its spherical shape and the direction in which the light will diffuse. The pattern is also created at random using my computer.

While fixed enough to keep the expansion uniform and the paper away from the hot bulb, the pattern is still very adjustable. Given the many relationships between glue joints and the degrees of their triangles, there is still a lot of freedom to alter the scale of the light, quantity of pockets, exterior shape of the pockets, and overall quality of light.

designer: Karl Zahn

please direct any inquiries to karl@oboiler.com



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