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.