MISS LIGHT

  • -------Colors, meshes, shadow and light
  • Miss Light is a pendant light. As the Russian dolls nesting, it’s a similar idea of layering.  The light shines through the layering meshes and illuminate the environment with vivid shadow. There are three characters of Miss Light, which are Miss Wisdom with patina meshes, Miss Sunshine with colorful meshes and Miss Broadway with golden meshes.
  • Miss Sunshine/  Miss Broadway/  Miss Wisdom
  • 25W A19 Frosted Bulb/  40W A19 Vintage Bulb/  60W A19 Half Mirror Bulb
  • The soft meshes which were originally for anti-slippery purposes had rich possibilities of changing forms. I played with the materials a lot by layering them, breaking the grids and then ironing them, and bending them in different directions and then connecting the edges.The explorations that I found the most interested is the way of spacing layers, so I continued working on that.
  • To consider the quality and durability of artifacts, metal meshes were a better choice, so I started to work with them. The looks of soft meshes usually were very elegant. However, metal meshes were so industrial look like. One advantage about metal meshes was that they stayed the way they were very well, so I bended them into certain forms and duplicated from small to big sizes. Also, covering meshes with plasti dip and plaster to break the harshness appearance and to create interesting closure of the grids.
  • Although the random closures on the meshes looks very artistic, I’m attracted by the neatness of nesting more than others. It’s calm when it’s off, but stunning when it’s on with its various shadows.
  • When nesting complex shapes on top of each ones, they tended to look like one piece instead of many layers, and this wasn’t the appearance I was looking for. However, the one with sharp straight bends spoke the most, especially with colors on each layer. 
  • There were several steps from scaled mockups to the final prototype. Some defined models were made to experiment a real lighting experience. Then choose the precise materials, such as the meshes, tubes and spray paint to build the body of the light. Every shade was bended by the metal bending brake with the sharp edge. The shape of the canopy was made from the foam and was vacuum-formed with the styrene sheet.
  • Our lighting and furniture show held at Sinclaire Pavilion, Art Center College of Design. The works of lighting were directed by Daniel Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch. We developed our light along with a trend of design we chose from the beginning of the term. Materials exploration, light quality testing and form development were highly discussed in the process.