Meet the participants and discover their projects!

Each participant maintains a personal blog throughout the contest documenting his or her progress. From ideas and challenges to solutions, the blog posts give a behind-the-scenes look into the entire design process.

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  • After a hard semester’s work my lamp is finished. 3 months isn’t a lot of time, and like most projects there is still a lot of work that could be done. Nevertheless I am quite satisfied with the end result and have learned a lot from the whole process. The following are a list of […]

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  • Luminary is an attempt to produce light with LEDs which is as natural as possible, similar to sunlight. The lamp consists of two main components: Acrich2 LED 11W and Plexiglas Radiant-Plate with pyramidal texture. Plexiglas Radiant is a material that scatters the light through the patterned surface and results in a unique effect, which reproduces a changing […]

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  • The three-times light-conducting „Dreierleit“ was inspired by the light-conducting properties of acrylic glass. So the source of light – the new Acrich LED by Seoul – is separated from the illuminating area by construction. The LED is enclosed in the black main body. That part also provides the cooling elements which are sufficient for an […]

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  • So after the hours spent finalising our models I presented the flourish lamp as a working hydroponic grow lamp, everything worked as expected for the presentation, to continue development I would need to look for more compact components, the Acrich LED was fine but the other LEDs required bulky components and the pump used in […]

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  • In the end I wouldn´t call Trinity a construction light per se. It is more a functional bright and nice looking object. Everything is concentrated on the symbiosis of function and aesthetics. The special hinge I designed enables the two bodies to be folded and to have a portable lamp. You can turn and twist […]

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  • The lamp is playing with a very abstract and freely interpreted shape of nests. Different modules remind of these little organic architectures and seem naturally grown even though they are constructed. Material and shape contrast with the clean and technical look of the LED´s circuit board. The shapes can be changed on a 25 by […]

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  • The lamp on the wall replaces the picture on the wall, the moodlamp „MAYA“ distinguishes itself through beautiful light effects shown in bright sunlight and at night. For this purpose, an exciting material is being used named „dichroic foil“ sticked on glas. Dichroic means two-colored, meaning if daylight or artificial light falls upon the glasses, […]

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  • Flat, foldable and completely made out of steal. Three steal metal sheets, which are connected by integrated hinges,compose the body of the Acero. Just by simple folding you can change the light-mood. So it is possible to create a warm ambient light or a cold room light. In addition the lamp can be folded into a thin […]

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  • To make the 30 parts out of aluminum and plastic was a lot work, but the result is great. The desk lamp has a very wide position range. And the concept of the joints is working very well. The ring provides a lot of stability and keeps the light look of the construction. The head […]

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  • The Reflector Lamp is a floor lamp that creates a unique light by reflecting the light of the Acrich Linear Module. The shield’s reflections interact with the surrounding environment thus creating different light impressions depending on the viewpoint. The warm light illuminates the room in a subtle way. A touch sensor at the top of the […]

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  • Some days before the final presentation I could finally start building my lamp. I sawed, formed and welded sheet metal and got it into a Z shape. I sewed the foam onto the upper arm of the Z with a green thick thread. I painted it all black but the thread as a highlight to […]

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  • After creating some new shapes I finally found the way I want to design my lamp. One band of sheet metal formed to a “Z” holds the foam. I wanted to sew the foam onto the band of metal. That keeps the foam in shape. The shape will be produced by cutting the foam in […]

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  • // rejecting my idea Two days before the last interim presentation in June I figured out that I took the wrong turn to design my lamp. I couldn’t see a connection to my concept anymore here. I double checked my decision with our team and every one agreed: I have to reject my idea how […]

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  • Chroma is a hanging lamp symbolising the relationship between light and darkness. Black thermochromatic pigments lose their colour and turn translucent through a change of temperature induced by the LED. Therefore the amount of emitted light slowly increases as the LED is heating up. Aluminium rods, functioning as a heat sink, carry the heat into the tinted […]

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  • After several months I’ve made my lamp „CuBe“ finally. I am still very excited about the whole journey. I also want to say thank you to Seoul Semiconductor who offered a generous funding of our project. Object: CuBe – wall lamp Size: 240 X 240 X 145 mm Weight: 1.9 kg The wall lamp CuBe […]

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  • Salt is a fascinating material. Nobody can imagine a life without it. On the one hand it makes food taste well on the other hand it has a powerful effect on people’s mind and health: It is used to cure people who are anguished by lung diseases, at the same time it enriches the air […]

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  • After some tough weeks in the workshop my lamp is finally finished. Some things went wrong along the way of course, but in the end I am quite satisfied with the result. It definitely is pleasing to be able to see and touch one’s own design. For my lamp I chose the name Testa, which […]

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  • After all the time put into research, conception, ideation and prototyping, there’s finally light. Light touches everything. Not only the surfaces where one can see it. Rather light creates space. Helix focuses on the air around a light source to show this space and to give it the biggest possible value. Therefore Helix rotates small particles in […]

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  • After a successful intermediate presentation nearly all of the questions concerning the design and material are being answered and now it is time to think about the construction and the work in the shop floor. In the following there are a few impressions of what I was occupied with – not everything went well.   […]

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  • A brief glimpse into my working process: Within the last weeks I prepared all materials and elements of my lamp (Shaping the salt stone, turning the aluminium, glueing together the aluminium plates … etc.). Tomorrow I have to stabilize my salt stone with fiberglass and wax, to make sure it won´t get broken during my […]

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  • After the presentation I had to make some decisions. I made a hinge which allows all the movements I wanted for my lamp. The size I chose was a good mediocrity between stability and proportion. Now it neither looks too fragile nor too bulky. At the moment I work on my cooling body. It is […]

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  • During the last few weeks I decided on my final design, made a lot of sketches and tried to solve different problems concerning the prototype´s shape: © Maika Eichenauer 1. Joining the different parts of my objects by stitching without overlapping them © Maika Eichenauer 2. Dealing with the problem, that the heatsinks wouldn’t fit […]

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  •   Right now I am finalising the last details of my design i.e. paintjobs etc. These are the two possible versions. The first one I consider is not painted at all, the aluminium parts are just polished. The second one is all anodized black aluminium. The heatsink rods in this design are peaking out of the […]

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  • After the last presentation I started to think about different forms for my final design and to model the best ones in 3D .One of the big problems was the cooling of the LEDs . After I figured out what kind of heat sink I need and how big it has to be I have […]

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  • After the last presentation I changed the form of my lamp a little bit, but the essence of my idea is still the same. In contrast to the previous form the new one will be much more modest and easier to understand. The current version of the lamp will be made of three 20×20 cm, 0.88 […]

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  • Now the crunch mode has begun: Being well organized is the name of the game. Within the last weeks I ordered all necessary materials, cut the salt stones in the stone mason´s workshop and shaped them into the form of a cylinder. Now I´m constructing the cooling element, which is, since the last presentation, going […]

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  • When you see a desk lamp today, you will also see a screen beside it. But all desk lamps, which were created, are not made for this sharing of space. A desk lamp should be able to shine light from nearly any direction to the desk. But a normal desk lamp stands beside a screen, […]

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  • As I precised my concept, I started to built a virtual 3D model. This is how the final light will look like. It is going to have a height of about half a meter. After the scheduling of the object, the next step is now to built the light in real. Therefore I will donate […]

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  • For my last test I casted copper mesh into the tinted resin and connected the 17 Watt LED to it. It takes about 1 minute for the effect to start and around 5 minutes for the whole plate to turn from solid black to a translucent state. You can now see the light shine through […]

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  • For the interim presentation last week I settled with a final form. There are some minor tweaks compared to the last one. The large aluminium panels are going to be held together by strong metal bolts. Further I finally figured out a way to illuminate my sculpture in a way I like. The light really […]

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  • The first approach to stitch paper to conical shapes turned out to be more difficult than expected. So I went in search of a fabric which has a look similar to paper but is easier to handle. Now I am trying to optimize the form in terms of accuracy and arrangement. Paper forms – All images © […]

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  • PROTOTYPES © Teodora Pavlovska LIGHT REFLECTIONS © Teodora Pavlovska THE PROBLEM The Acrich LED modules generate a very different shadow than a spotlight because several small light sources are located on them. © Teodora Pavlovska THE NEW CONCEPT A lamp made of two main elements: Plexiglas reflections plate and Acrich LEDs. The illumination of the […]

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  • The new idea for my design turned out to be the right path to continue. After many scale models made out of paper I built a 1:2 scale model of the shield and half of the original sized pole. The form studies were made in foam and cardboard. After having verified the proportions based on […]

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  • Heat testing I connected one LED module and pasted it on the heat sink. I tested the heat, it stayed almost under 70 degree. The 43mm x43 mm heat sink works very well. © Jie Pu A lighting unit I used the CNC machine to cut an aluminium plate into 9 square frames (43mmx43mm) which […]

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  • For my upcoming prototype I tried to cast different materials into the resin in order to conduct the heat from the LEDs as good as possible. You can see the outcome in the following pictures. I realised that even though aluminium conducts the heat quite well, I might have to use more or even thicker […]

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  • While drawing the plan for my lamp I realized that it would be very difficult to build. That’s why I changed my design almost completely. The new design features a reflecting shield and and a light tube – almost like a shield of a warrior with a spear pierced through. In the pictures you can […]

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  • So… It may take a few more further steps until something enlightening is grown out of that grey concrete. Who did expect that?! However, I am on the way to the future… Today have a look on the latest results of my construction experiments. Q&A section.  The way of inserting the light-conducting fibers into the […]

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  • Finding the shape Basically my idea was to create a sort of ball made by triangles. But I was not sure if I wanted to create a ball made by random triangles or by equal triangles. To figure that out I made some first shapes of paper to see how my ideas looked like for […]

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  • Form finding All images © Katrin Lehmann After playing a lot with the dechroic foil, I finally decided on a constellation the glass should have. It may remind you of a shining sun or diamond and I think these impressions fit the character of the dechroic glass just fine.  © Katrin Lehmann Six glasses arranged like […]

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  • Last week I had the chance to transform my stones in the stone masons´ workshop of the Academy of Fine Arts.  I cut the stones into long, quadratic blocks, worked out different forms and core drilled a hole into a big stone in order to get a cylinder. The only problem was, that the drilling […]

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  • Turn on the lights – I provided all components necessary and the first of my LED modules is connected and working! Now I am able to test the lighting properties of the different materials I had in mind. I haven´t decided yet whether to go with paper or fabric. Lately I have been playing around with […]

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  • The last few weeks I worked on the shape of my construction light. I decided to use the shape of a triangle for the lighting surface. The whole part will be the base-plate of the LEDs and the diffusor plus the cooling body. There will be two symmetrical parts which are connected with a hinge, […]

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  • The Cube is a lamp completely made out of metal sheets. Six 100×100 mm metal sheet squares are fixed together by four hinges, which build a perfect cube. Each surface on the inside of the lamp has different characteristics. One is polished and has a lot of bevels, another one is made out of copper and so on. The […]

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  • After a long period of trying different fans und particles which circulate in the glass forms, I came up to those two options. The long thin glass produces a very sorted pattern in which the particles fly, whereas the sphere creates a more chaotic result like a sandstorm or almost like a liquid.   All […]

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  • In the last few weeks I built different life sized paper prototypes so I could eventually settle with a form. With the help of the large models I figured I will need some changes regarding symmetry in order to make it a little more appealing. Further, I don’t want it to look as agressive.   […]

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  • Now that I’m sure that dielectric liquids are a plausible alternative to heatsinks, the next challenge is to define a concept which profits not only from the cooling nature of the liquid but also from it’s other properties. When examining the lamp, you should be able to discover what it’s about – you should realise that there’s a liquid […]

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  • Pattern I tried different folding patterns for cubes. I picked two best patterns from the 1:2 cubes. By using the laser cutting machine I cut a 1:1 cube.   All images © Jie Pu Seam Four edges of 6 cubes should not be closed since the bands will go through these edges to bind them together. […]

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  • After I finally decided  to work on my first concept, I started to think through which materials I could reach the desired effect. Finally I chose the Plexiglas and started to collect information about its properties and processing capabilities, such as cutting, milling, grinding, polishing, gluing. The first sample-models I made to see how well […]

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  • I got my hands on two dielectric liquids; distilled water and silicone oil. The following are my observations. Distilled Water: I quickly found out that although distilled water doesn’t conduct electricity it still causes corrosion. So my first LED test in it worked for a few hours, but due to electricity flowing through the circuits, the corrosion process was extremely […]

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  • Since coming up with a more feasible concept I have begun experimenting with materials, forms, lights and of course plants. I found a guy with 20 years of Pottery experience who taught me how to throw. We both made a plate like dish that I cut to create the top and bottom platform for my […]

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  • My focus on textiles was associated with the intention to make an object lamp. Because I like to think very functional, I knew that I would leave my comfort zone this way. I found it very difficult to motivate myself with this unusual alignment. So I decided to take a different path now. My new […]

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  • During the last two weeks I have tried to translate the organic shapes of my first sketches into models. Fabric and paper were the main materials I used. I joined them with the help of a sewing machine.     All images © Maika Eichenauer Since paper by nature is a more rugged material and therefore difficult […]

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  • After a lot of thinking and experimenting with different kinds of shadows and forms, I came to the conclusion that my concept will not gain my desired result. While experimenting, I figured out that it is really tough to generate a sharp and crisp shadow. If you put a form in front of a light source to […]

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  • So far I got my concept and 3 approaches. I decided to go for the third approach which I consider fits best for my concept: triangles forming a sort of ball and have a little gap between each other. Each triangle is made of a certain reflecting surface so the surrounding as the biomorphic part […]

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  • I am still in the shaping mode, so I have just some new sketches. But I am coming closer to my target. The next step is to create the model for the second interim presentation. All images © Lena Gillitzer

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  • Even though my last experiment was a success in terms of feasibility, it was also a setback as I’d like to keep my designs simple and understandable. First of all I tried to conduct heat through a glass panel. I realised that it won’t have any notable effect on the thermochromatic pigments since the heat […]

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  • The process of developing a new LED lamp is still in its hours of dawn. Nonetheless, I decided to have a more general look and step back from a given form to let creativity form its own things in my mind. The prototype should be simplified and structured. The desired impression should be the basis […]

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  • As my concept is precise enough, I start to test it out. Therefore I made forms on the engine lathe where I can deep-draw plastic over it. Thus, really this is just a model to test out the air circulation and the suitability of the particles. The current favorite is aluminium oxid, which is light enough […]

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  • After a lot of thoughts and enough time passed, I decided on the concept that deals with the ways that light influences our perception and spatial understanding. In order to achieve the sense of infinity, the light and the reflector need to be put up and adjusted in perfect harmony. Of course there is only one way to attain this […]

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  • It is difficult to get the distance to the traditional, esoteric salt lamp. On the one hand the viewer shouldn´t get the impression of a salt stone on the other hand I want to show the fascinating structure and aesthetic of the salt crystals. It can be a stick made of salt – so the surface […]

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  • The foils finally arrived and now I could try them out and make a note of their behavior. For that, I went to a nearby glaziery and got different types of glass, that won’t be used anymore, for free. Then I put the adhesive foil on the glass and started to experiment. The things I found […]

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  • Having an idea or a concept is easy but transforming it into a real object isn’t. For that reason I am modifying my initial design concept to make it easier to manufacture and to handle. That means no moveable parts anymore. At the moment, I’m looking into the design of heatsinks. The LED modules produce quiet […]

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  • In terms of material I decided to use metal. As I said before a metal body can be utilised as a cooling device by attaching the LED modules directly onto it. This gives me a lot of freedom in finding the form since I do not need to worry about clunky and bulky cooling elements. Right now […]

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  • After our first presentation, I decided to go with the nine-transforming-cube concept. It is supposed to be a wall lamp. However, I still had no idea how it should look like. After two not very successful experiments, I figured out my next step.   Experiment 1: Natural bonding fiber cubes I started with the natural […]

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  • After plenty of research and a bit of sacrifice in my concept, I changed from a hydroponic system to an aquaponic system which utilises the nitrates in fish excrements to feed my plants. This a much more ecological system that requires less maintenance as well as the possibility for a more interesting concept. I went […]

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  • I have decided to make the lamp body out of textiles. There is the chance to create an object that looks big, but does not really have mass and weight. A concept that can work great with the Acrich technology. The market offers lots of interesting fabrics, which I have to look at closely now. Here my […]

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  • As the project is constantly progressing I had to decide on which direction I want to lay my focus. I did quite some research on thermochromatic pigments and realised how big the scope of use for those materials can actually be. Therefore I would like to push my first concept over the others. I ordered samples […]

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  • My concept is basically inspired by two very differnet architects. One is Zaha Hadid whose architecture and especially her early work is quite expressive and loud, for example the Vitra Fire Station. The other one is Tadao Ando. His architecture is much more rational and calm but he is so considerate when it comes to […]

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  • I decided to go on with the idea of the construction light. Here is a small roundup of things to do.   Aim Tribute to a construction light Design with a wink Moodlight with a highly aesthetical claim Combination of solidity and beauty Character of an art-object Acrich technology is important to see (flat design, […]

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  • The idea of chaos which is brought to a defined form should be visualized with acrylic sticks. They are arranged in a coincidental way. Only cuts or roughened parts in the sticks should shine once the light is switched on. The viewer gets the impression of a geometric ball shape in the middle of the […]

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  • CONCEPT 1 This concept is inspired by the natural color reflections that appear when rays of light fall on a crystal (prism) – a process that makes the full color spectrum visible and creates a visceral sensation of movement. Though natural, this sight is rare in our everyday life and the project aims to capture this sensation and make it […]

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  • The inspiration comes from some rotating and kinetic lamps. If people could change the lamp shape by themselves, it brings lots of fun. Meanwhile, the owner can use as much lighting as he needs by changing the form of the lamp. Besides, form changing can also create a new proportion between light and shadow, which […]

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  • I‘m fascintated by natural objects and textures. My research was all about ’nests‘, randomly created shapes and grown design.  The object I´m working on should be of irregular shape, the surface should provide a haptic experience. While having a sculptural look in daylight, this look completely changes when turning on the light.   All images © Maika Eichenauer

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  • Without light there would be nothing – we could literally not sense the world around. When we talk about light in the nature, we talk about the light that is reflected by our environment. We talk rarely about the light source – the sun. Despite that fact, most lamps are designed as a sculpture that […]

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  • I decided to take my third concept – designing a novel salt lamp. It should be a new interpretation of a salt lamp and erase from the current form/aesthetic of a salt lamp. Like the new generation of ovens – both look completely different but the aim is the same: creating a homely, comfortable mood […]

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  • I’d like to create a lamp which generates an interesting shadow and will be used as an ambient light in a living room.    All images © Christoph Dörr The lamp will be made of cut and folded metal sheets and the cooling for the LED will be the form of the lamp itself. All images […]

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  • After more research, I’m not into a installation any more. But as I mentioned before I would like to focus on the Tyndall-effect. Therefore small particles in the air can fracture the light and create a special space. I would like to emphasize the space that is near to the light source. Because often you […]

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  • Final Concept After I got 3 directions I did more research on every single concept. That led me to my decision what my final concept is going to be like: I want to design a beautiful and thrilling lamp which is made of a graphical and biomorphic pattern. The product has to tell the story […]

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  • We all associate light with certain moods. The warm light of the evening sun after a brief summer storm. The cold and irritating light of your dentist’s lamp. Light is like a catalyst for different atmospheres, but light is also able to tell stories by itself. Best examples for this are the two artists Doug Wheeler and […]

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  • Research, Inspiration I did some research on what is out there, what is already existing. This is to get a good overview and to find out what is fascinating me the most. It is about getting first ideas, inspirations and getting a feeling of where I am heading to. During that period of time Prof. […]

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  • After a few sleepless nights I finally decided to create a wall lamp, because the concept of replacing a picture on the wall with a lamp is very interesting. Like I already said, many people connect a wall lamp automatically with an outdoor light, small, cautious and simple. This is where I see the challenge. As the […]

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  • Finding a new, good and justified concept takes a lot of time. Thinking in many directions makes it easier to find a solution. Your mind is much more wide open and you´re receptive for new ideas and proposals. That’s why we try to develop three, from each other independent concepts. At the beginning of each […]

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  • In the beginning a classical table lamp which is flexible and minimalistic was what I had in mind but after a while I recognized that I’m more interested in surface and feel. Organic structures for example like these of a wasps‘ nest, a swallow´s nest or the egg capsules of rays or cat sharks are […]

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  • These are my first ideas for Exploring Light. The first one is already a little more concrete than the second one. The first idea is to create a new kind of construction light which is also adaptive to the normal household as an ambient light or a light object. Here you can see some pictures of […]

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  • Three lead approaches… First. Fluorescent acrylic glass is a fascinating material. Whereas the planes are transparent, light is transmitted efficiently in parallel to the material. This optic property allows to separate the shining light from the light source. By taking advantage of the light conducting material certain effects of illumination are provided. © UV-Elements Second. […]

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  • After research, I was so inspired and also lost a little bit. But it is supposed to be a part of the design process:) Anyway, I tried to nail down my ideas in three different directions. Flying The first idea is to create a lamp which convinces people that it is flying or floating in […]

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  • I have researched a few ideas about modular systems and the way forms can transform to reveal more or less different types of light. These were all interesting ideas to research but in the end my passion and interest in growing plants returned to put me back on track with my hydroponic idea. Most people […]

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  • I thought about three topics I am interested in: hanging lamps (Hängeleuchte), wall lamps (Wandleuchte) and in general upcycling. ​When I first heard about the task of this project, I automatically had a big hanging lamp in mind. With the first moodboard I tried to sum up aspects like clean and simple forms that look […]

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  • After a few weeks of research about current trends in lighting, what is on the market already and lighting in general, we finally got to know the Acrich technology we are going to use for our project. The way these LEDs work gives certain advantages and restrictions you need to consider when designing with them. One of […]

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  • I’m thinking in two directions. The first is a better working light for the desk. We need more light if we work with paper and less light if we work with screens. Most of us have to work with both at the same time. Usual desk lamps aren’t the best solution in my opinion, because they […]

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  • First of all it is necessary to get a general understanding of how LEDs work and what is needed for them to shine. Like the picture shows – it is not THAT easy. After a lot of information, an electric circuit was successfully established and I felt like being back in school, sitting again in […]

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  • For the creation of a novel light it’s very important to do some research on existing lights first and there’s no better way to do so than visiting the Euroluce light exhibition in Milan. What ideas were in the focus of the creators? What kind of story do they tell and what is even possible […]

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  • After a detailed research my concept is heading towards an installation. It´s really fascinating how Gabriel Dawe uses threads to create an interesting space. To show the space, which is unseen but does actually exist. Also the colors and gradients that he emphasizes are creating a specific emotion. © Gabriel Dawe Lygia Pape’s ‚ttéia I is working with […]

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  • After the visit of a technician from Seoul Semiconductor who explained the technical side of the LED module, I started to solder the wires onto the 10W and 17W modules. Having tested them I can say that they are really bright and produce a nice even light although you can see the individual LED chips if […]

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  • My first concept addresses the symbolic correlation between light and darkness. One cannot exist without the other. How is it possible to express this synergy within a lamp!? Thermochromic materials change their colour due to a change in temperature. The basic idea is to use the varying temperatures to influence the opacity of the lamp body […]

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  • Over the last week I tried to find some interesting topics for the project. Finally I generated two themes I’d like to work and experiment with.   1. Shadow: Every source of light creates a shadow somewhere. Because of this fact, I would like to experiment and play with the shadow itself and try to develop […]

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  • Electricity and Liquids – two things which are generally believed not to mix well… Is that really the case though? Sure everyone knows that water + electricity = short circuit, but what about other liquids? Deionised water, for example, doesn’t conduct electricity. One could theoretically throw a laptop in a pool of it, dive in […]

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  • My name is Teodora Pavlovska.  I am a student of Industrial Design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) and am in my last semester. After graduating with a civil engineering degree from the Bulgarian University of Civil Engineering and Geodesy I began working as an engineer. Slowly I realized that I missed applying […]

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  • My name is Maika Eichenauer. As a student in communication design in my 10th semester it’s very interesting to gain insight into product design. Since the topic is about light, there is another contact point for me, because I myself am very fond of lighting and can see the importance it has on our everyday […]

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  • My name is Pawel Szczypinski and I am in the 10th semester of my Industrial Design studies. Design should not only be understood as a tool or a way to make things faster, lighter or more profitable. Every object embodies the thoughts of the creators and changes the way the product is perceived. Design is […]

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  • My name is René Walk and I am in my 8th semester. There is no doubt that LEDs are the light source of the future. The technology is in a cycle of constant improvement; the quality of light, efficiency, size, and now the transformer becoming superfluous makes the topic very exciting for me as a […]

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  • My name is Julian Lange. I am studying Industrial Design currently in the 6th Semester at Munich University of Applied Science. I am participating in the ‚Exploring Light‘ project lead by Professor Naumann in cooperation with Seoul Semiconductor. My motivation to be a part of this project is based on the great opportunity given to […]

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  • Before my current studies I did an apprenticeship as an administration clerk and have worked for 2.5 years as an project assistant. After that I started studying business administration and it made my decision clear: I needed to change my job! Staying abroad, my family and friends, all that helped me to figure out what […]

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  • My name is Sebastian and I am in my 6th semester at university, studying Industrial Design. Light has its own world of aesthetics; to design with it is special and playful. Small changes make a big visual effect and can also change our mood. This influence of light on our body is known to us all, […]

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  • My name is Christoph Dörr and I am in my sixth semester. I have liked to build and create things ever since. During my studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich I have never had the opportunity to work and experiment with light. Light is one of the most important things for human beings and it gives designers […]

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  • My name is Christopher Gros. I was born and raised in Karlsruhe, Germany. I am currently living in Munich to study Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences in the fourth semester. This project is my second big project in the course of my studies. There are a lot of reasons that got me interested […]

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  • My Name is Katrin Lehmann, I am 22 years old and I’m studying Industrial Design in my fourth semester in Munich. Designing, painting and especially drawing have always been a part of my life and the art class was the reason I often even liked to stay in school longer. My grandpa and mother are both creative people, one is a painter and […]

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  • My name is Manuel Steffan and I am an Industrial Design student in the sixth semester. When the light bulb superseded the gas lamp, the world changed. Now we are in a similar situation. The LED is a new generation of light experience. More power, less consumption. The capabilities are expanding more and more as the technology evolves. […]

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  • My name is Jie Pu and I come from Shanghai. Lamp design is a fascinating theme for industrial design. Designers create not only a lighting object, but also an interesting combination of light and shadow. Recently, LED technology develops very fast and this modern technology inspires people with new ideas of lighting and lamp design. […]

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  • My name is Zac, I have just moved to Munich from New Zealand as part of an exchange. I am in my 5th semester. My favorite projects from the past have been when we are given the task to create something completely new. I love the challenge of thinking outside of the box and I think […]

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  • My name is Lena Gillitzer. I´m 26 years old, born in Munich and an Industrial Design student in the 6th semester. I decided for this course of study because I wanted to combine practical work with the idea of creating something for people, something with a function. Only last year in summer, when I also […]

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  • My name is Pauline Alt and I have been studying Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich since October 2013. First I didn’t exactly know what to expect at university, I only knew what I wanted to do: To bring in my own ideas and realize them. With this project this is […]

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  • My name is Viktor Reiter and I’m currently in the 6th semester of my Industrial Design studies. Since my first project at the university, I have been interested in light and its effect on the mental and physical health, the perception of a situation or room depending on the light and the effect on our behavior. This […]

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  • Here I am – Sophie Erbacher, head of design at munich – on my mission to create the future…So far I have been training all my senses for 27 years to come to that point now. Basically, the conditions of my true story have always been really good. Technically, there are my studies in Industrial […]

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