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melting candle lamp

MARCH 2022

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).

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I decided on creating an abstract candle with various shapes cut into its walls. I began 3D modeling it on Rhino.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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