Floating Islands

Using no more than plastic strips arranged in interlocking spirals and aluminium fasteners, David Trubridge shapes an interesting series of lamps.
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Spiral Islands

What I like about the Spiral Islands series is their complex simplicity. Built from simple materials and low technology the result is considerably rich; the simplicity of the sinuous subtle organic shapes is somehow contaminated by the complex layered effect given by the PETG strips, and the other way around. 
Despite their volumetric nature the lamps appear very light, maybe because of the visible strips that expose the manufacturing concept, perhaps because of the soft wavy lines that evoke natural shapes, or thanks to the relaxing diffused light they emanate, the designer has successfully managed to transmit the physical lightness of the object.

Spiral Islands

Spiral Islands

Spiral Islands 
Designer: David Trubridge
Company: David Trubridge
Year: 2008
Materials: PETG plastic and aluminium fasteners
 

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