Medusa lamp shade

Project type: exhibition prototype

Date: 2015

Materials: polypropylene

A project required to design of a lighting product from a single sheet of polypropylene (1100 x 650 x 1 mm). The material is not suitable to be glued, therefore alternative ways to fold, bend and join separate parts together had to be investigated. The final design was born through experiments with material and form-making, taking inspiration from paper-folding techniques. The light shade is constructed with two pieces of laser-cut polypropylene. All parts are tied together with a rope of the same material.

The design utilizes Bauhaus school practices to address the contemporary need for mobility.