melting candle lamp
A lamp inspired by a melting candle. The lamp features abstract shapes cut out of the piece in order to cast shadows on nearby surfaces. There is also a removable transparent lid that glows from the light beam.
TOOLS USED : Rhino, Illustrator, Procreate, 3D Printing Filament (white and clear), wood, glue, nails
My initial plan when considering how I would like to make a 3D printed lamp was how it would affect the surrounding space. I wanted to make a lamp that cast shapes and shadows on surrounding surfaces, had a glowing effect, and was made of a mixture of materials (wood and plastic).
I decided on creating an abstract candle with various shapes cut into its walls. I began 3D modeling it on Rhino.
I decided halfway through 3D printing to change my lighting from a battery powered puck light to one that had a plug. I needed to change my base for the lamp to fit the light cord.
My 3D printed pieces came out quite nicely until the final side which warped and made it somewhat difficult to connect the pieces. As I was running out of time and filament I decided to work with the pieces I had.
If I had more time I would have liked to re print the final wall piece of the lamp as well as stain the wooden base to give it a darker shade. While there were some errors in the creation process I am still quite happy with my lamp at the moment.