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Jacob de Baan

lighting designer in Amsterdam

What shapes my lamps?

PRESENTED ON APR 18, 2018
IN LEIDEN @ VOL 23

The sun, moon and stars inspire the work of lighting designer Jacob de Baan. He shares his vision on how to design lamps.

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Forming an Industrial Utopia

BY MICHAEL BERNSTEIN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Michael Bernstein interprets "Utopia" in his own way, and uses these ideas to fuel green projects. He originally created designs for mobile green spaces, and he especially enjoys utilizing cheap industrial materials like polytarps in his work. 

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My Journey Sculpting with Light

BY MARK CHAI
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.

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Dynamicube floor & table lamp

BY GIORGIO TRAVERSO
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 08, 2014

DYNAMICUBE (floor lamp)

Dynamicube floor lamp is a simple cube made of eight enlightening smaller cubes. Three simple hinged movements invert the lamp: its outer surfaces all become inner surfaces and vice versa.

Dynamicube may easily be produced in series, given that its main structure is composed by the assembly of interlocking pieces having the same shape.
The framework is made of aluminum (a plate of a few millimeters shaped with the thick laser cut technique) and is covered with special polycarbonate films.
A sorter box is used for the exterior, which is assembled without the use of any screws or bolts.
The project takes inspiration from the patent of Peter-Michael Pfeiffer in 1964 and following evolution made by Naoki Yoshimoto in 1971.

DYNAMICUBE II (table lamp)
Dynamicube II is an enlightened cube (15x15 cm) which may be decomposed and shaped in many positions.
The project takes inspiration from the geometry of the cube and its simple decomposition.
A complete revolution of its shape may be done with a few easy movements: the outer surfaces of the cube all become inner surfaces and vice versa.
The lamp creates a paradox: when the bright faces are turned towards the interior it creates a lantern effect that does not really exist. As a matter of fact there is no light bulb or light source at the center of
the object: it's the structure itself of the cube that creates the light seen from outside.
Dynamicube II is made of four square surfaces and four triangular ones. Four square faces of the cube are OLED panels (also an option is to add four further OLED triangular panels): the OLED are both on
the external and internal faces of the cube.
The structure is made with the technology of Wood-Skin®

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Finding My Own

BY BILLY HARRELL
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Billy Harrell shares that inspiration can also be locally grown. Billy speaks about seeing other places, gaining experiences, and finally, going back to his roots and finding a connection with everything around him.

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

BY CHRISTOPHER GREGORY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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Upcycling in China

BY DAVE BRAMSTON
IN LINCOLN, UK

Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!

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3D Problem Solving

BY ALAN LISHNESS
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

"Everybody has something inside them that they want to make, and they just haven't figured it out yet."

In 3D Problem Solving, Alan Lishness shares his unique passion for creating unusual yet striking lamps made from scrap parts found in Portland, Maine. In this presentation, Alan encourages us to find what we love to make and start creating!

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.

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Journey to Industrial Design

BY KO JÚBILO
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Ko takes us through his influences and where he came from, including his previous interests. Then he delves into the development of his own practice, as well as a few of the pieces he has made.