Sustainable Lighting Challenge

Winner of the Sustainable Lighting Challenge organized by Imagin Lighting. This project is ongoing as it will be realized into a real product.

Product Design

Personal Project & Competition

Project Brief

Please design a lighting collection of 3 pieces as follows: Pendant or Chandelier,
Wall light or sconce and Table or floor lamp. The designs must be designed to use material that has been recycled or would usually be waste

Design process

For me the aim of this design challenge was to explore different materials and apply it to the brand of Imagin Lighting.

Research


In this project I started with investigating different recycled materials. I thought about recycled wood, plastic and building waste. Eventually, I arrived at recycled cork and recycled fabric as they also embody the feeling of luxury in my eyes.

Ideation sketches

The ideations sketches are a sample of the ones I made before narrowing
down on a specific design.

Winning Concept

In my design I choose for an airy forms that accentuate the material. I decided to design the following concepts

Chandelier

Standing lamp

Wall lamp

As a competition winner I will continue refining the design to make it production ready.

Rationale

My primary inspiration comes from the material itself. The first choice was recycled fabric. In today’s society there are enormous amounts of waste generated by the fashion industry. This waste is not reused and sometimes burned. I wanted this abundant material a second chance. For me it was essential that I capture it’s beauty and show that a “second” choice material can be an example of luxury. That is why I went for a layered design, especially in the chandelier I think this is very visible. Making the material visible and putting it out in the open is also the line of reasoning that I choose for the second material, recycled cork. Although not often used there are some institutes that either gather or recycle them. Cork is a beautiful material that can be moulded in numerous forms. Coupled with the setting where a lot of beautiful lighting can be found, high end hotels, the used cork doesn’t have to travel far as once the delicious wine is drunken the cork can be used to make the chandelier.

To be continued