The final project of my first architecture class: make a lamp. Inspired by roses' blooming shape, with a concentrated middle and reaching edges, I thought that the light source would be a great replacement for the stamen, and thus my lamp would be blooming with light. Originally, the idea was conceptualized with a red transparent surface, perhaps paper, over a wide wire mesh. Through sourcing the material from TWP inc. of Berkeley, Ca, this fine-mesh bronze wire was donated to me for this project. The material was better than what I had envisioned in my initial design, and therefore did not want to add anything else to it. A 3" diameter oak base attaches the bulb an chord to the 6ga copper wire that frames each of the broze petals.
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA, US
My Role: Designer