'Kerf & Chander' was one of my last projects of my first year at University. The idea was to design a lamp in response to the Delight in Light contest in 2015/2016.
Initially, I wanted to steam bend the lamp. But after building my own steam box I began to realise the amount of energy required to do such a process and it might not achieve the desired aesthetic.
The new design uses the kerf bending technique, currently a popular choice for book spine design, to allow the lamp to be folded flat and shaped to the user’s desire.
The next step with this project will be to customise the pattern and find a mid-point in the flexibility of the design but also a way of making the design rigid for when it will be in use.
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