I designed this table lamp sketching by hand and then I translated my sketches into multiple solid bodies in Solidworks. I created the lamp in response to my Metals II final assignment, which was to explore form using two different materials. The lamp is constructed from steel and Corian. I used Corian in my lamp because it machines, illuminates, and resists heat incredibly well. I chose to fly cut the visible steel surfaces which proved to be a challenge and milled all other components to size.
The Corian plates are fastened to the steel with cap screws. The lamp houses a short tubular incandescent light bulb and has a dimmer switch on the cord.
SKETCHES & PROCESS:
Final design pen drawing
One side of the lamp
Machined side of the lamp
Fly cut steel piece which holds the ceramic lamp piece and bulb.
Connecting wires to the ceramic light piece.
Before the legs were added.
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