The second brief we had for subject was more orientated towards design rather than the more art orientated BAMs brief. We got to choose between two live briefs; one was to design a new process of making though examining an already existing product and thinking how it might be made differently, specifically in a more sustainable manner. The second and the one that I am going with is a lighting competition to design a functional light. This is perfect for me as lighting is what I wanted to focus on this year. The competition works on public votes (as well as a panel of judges) so the sooner we get out lighting pieces made and up on the website the better chance we have of winning.
I will make my light form simple yet functional as I discussed in my first blog post of the year, exploring and focusing on the combination of materials. I will also look into the importance of the lighting fitting in finishing off the product to a high standard and the light bulb and cable. Its possible that the cable and light fitting becomes a bit part of the light itself. I Have already drawn alot of inspiration form the online marketplace Clippings.com. Some of the lights which have inspired me are below.