Wednesday, July 24, 2013

INDN 212: Steampunk Inspiration

I found these fantastic renders on-line, and I really liked the way that the creator made the lights feel special. They feel unique, antique, and there is a slight air of mystique as to what the devices might actually do. This is accomplished largely with a very considered material choice, as well as the actual form of some of the components.

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The lights really feel like something out of another era, and the materiality and the forms capture this concept perfectly. The pieces look like out insulators from old lamps, as well as pieces from old radio and sound systems. They almost don't look like lights, but rather things that have a unique aesthetic that have decided to glow.

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I still think the very nature of light is something quite magical. It's something we as humans have to developed to the point where we take it for granted, but I still feel like it's something special that we should still admire. I love the way fluorescent bulbs are just tubes that glow with minimal heat. It's something that you can hold in your hands and it can completely change the way you view the world around you.

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