ERIC FUTERFAS

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ERIC FUTERFAS


Radiolarian Lamp


What
When
Where
For
Pendant Lampshade
2017

NC State University
Digital Modelling/ Materials Course
Pre-impregnated carbon fiber string is used to form a dynamic module that can be populated around a nucleus of light. The geometry draws inspiration from natural forms, starting with the base shape of an irregular dodecahedron for practical and aesthetic purposes, providing enough surfaces for a dynamic result but not too many as to be overwhelmingly difficult to fabricate. The outward stretch of each module is programmed according to the surface area of its derivative dodecahedron surface, resulting in 4 different modules that give the lamp a tapering appearance. The conglomerate geometry was wrapped together with ribbon (visually consistent with the carbon fiber) to stabilize the form through constant inward compression, complimenting and regulating the outward expulsion of light, enhancing the sense of tension between the modular shading elements and the light penetrating them.