Michael Diedricks

Michael Diedricks

Sydney, AU



This is a light I designed and crafted for my furniture and lighting design class. My concept was duality presented by the timber.

The concept, however simple, was developed over many weeks to form a simplistic design that represented the duality of light and dark, and how lights grows out of darkness. The characteristics of the light element(clear pine) are associated with the characteristics of light; light bends, travels, defines, illuminates, guides, reflects etc. While the dark element expresses many of the opposites of these characteristics being a straight, "dead" element.

Following a simple and functional approach the light had no extra elements that weren't necessary and it cleanly expresses it's ideas while serving as a table light.

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Status: Built
Location: Sydney, AU