Light could be flexible and haptic. Integrate electronic into soft materials to bring a new configuration of the object and new perception for users.
This week we used the table loom to weave and try to embed lighting unit into the textile in a simple way.
I took a EL-wire and woven it with thread which produce an illumine fabric.
After producing my own material, I apply it into a lamp design. Because of the material which is light weight, soft, flexible so make this lamp deformable and portable.
The users could twist the fabric to create the shape of the lamp. Combine with the different shape of support and base of the lamp, the material would follow and fix the shape. Its a deformable contour of the objects.
I use cardboard to make a foldable inner support, and make the wooden base and lid.
It could be used as a stand lamp.
Instead of the cardboard support, users can put in two wooden base at the top and down side which would help to fix the twisted shape.
Because of the simple shape geometry, this lamp could be placed in any consequence.
Also the light weight material is easy to hang and placed the lamp on the wall. Here it shown with and without support.