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Winner - Gold
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Yiwen Tsai
Design Type: Lighting
Company / Organization / School: Academy of Art University
Team Members: Yiwen Tsai
Music is one of the most important things in my life. Since the age of 5, I have learned to play over ten instruments. I think there’s a huge connection between humans and music. One day, when I went to Guitar Center to replace a guitar string, I found out that they have so many strings that are just thrown into the trash can without a second use. So I decided to make it my mission to turn the strings into a lighting product which is also helping to save the environment. I think it also has the added benefit of making something that is usually enjoyed through our sense of hearing, visual. We see the strings and feel emotions related to the music we remember making or listening to. Infi-Light is safe for users to use. Nylon string is a soft material so users do not need to worry about getting hurt by the product. It is a lightweight product that can easily be installed either as a desk lamp or as a ceiling light. It makes users feel calm when looking at the light, joy from playing with the form, connected and inspired by the strings.