2023 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Cassily (Danwei) Zhao
Design Type: Lighting, Illumination
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Website: https://www.cassilyzhao.com/
Team Members: Cassily (Danwei) Zhao

Lighting plays a crucial role in how we perceive and experience art. Each lighting condition offers a unique perspective, allowing us to see the artwork in a new light and revealing new aspects of the piece. The same object and art can look entirely different depending on the lighting conditions and the angle from which it's viewed. This can evoke different moods, emotions, and impressions. Lilies is a wall lamp and a series of explorations to find the interplay between lighting, perspective, color, and texture. The two versions of the lamp, one made from 3D-printed TPU and the other from paper mache, offer distinct visual characteristics. The TPU version is translucent and flexible, creating a soft and diffused illumination when lit. In contrast, the paper mache version offers a rough and textured surface that can be colored or painted for customization. Both versions can be used separately or layered (TPU) or combined (mix and match) for a unique, creative wall lamp design.