Hexagonal ceiling lamp



The concept of this lamp was born after a school research project about esthetics and different measurement systems. The subject of the research is the central place theory and the relation with hexagonal and pentagonal shapes. Hexagonal shapes are functional shapes that exist all throughout nature. 

The hexagonal shape is the shape with, relatively, the biggest surface with the smallest circumference that can be fit into other shapes of its format without ''dead'' space between the spaces. The final assignment of the project was to make a bookwork that is inspired by the measurement system. Later on, during my internship at a lamp design company, I used the basic structure of the bookwork as an inspiration of what would later be, a ceiling lamp. The paper prototype was not feasible by the company with the techniques they used. I needed to make it work and tried to make a prototype from metal, bend by hand after engraving ''folding lines'' in the metal. This worked but the copper material had easily signs of metal fatigue which caused the breaking of some parts of the lamp.  The lamp project was not been continued further at this time. 



Project : Internship project BD-design, 2018


Details : The lamp is sold to a cliënt


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One day a friend asked me to design a ceiling lamp for in his new home.
He wanted something original that was not expensive. I visited his house and he told me he wanted the lamp to be simple, modern and it had to be in the same style as his other hanging lamp (geometric shapes, with tones of old, industrial-looking copper
 a matte black finish on the outside). 

The hexagonal ceiling lamp would fit in these criteria. Due to the given that the lamp had to be as cheap as possible, the lamp was made of 1mm PMMA so it would look like a sheet of metal. The material could easily and low cost be laser-cutted. The lamp was then painted in copper and matte black.  and bend with a hot wire in the right angles. The lamp had to be fit as narrow as possible to the ceiling to keep the design sleek. Besides, the lamp could not just be screwed into the ceiling because you would see the screws and it is better to not drill holes in the ceiling. 

The top of the warm white LED-bulb is covered in the same copper painting as the lamp so the light won't shine directly into the eyes of the user. Besides that, the light is reflected by the copper layer to the lamp resulting in a warm diffuse light.