Entry Title: "two.parts Ceramic Lights"
Category and Expertise: Product Design, Professional
two.parts is a series of twelve pendant lights made in 3D printed ceramic with clandestine LEDs. Each fixtures body is illuminated as if by an invisible light bulb, inverting its visual perception as the interior surfaces act as the light source.
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For 20,000 years, ceramic has been used for its strength, plasticity, heat resistance, sustainability and material warmth. More recently, computer modeling and digital fabrication have enabled the unprecedented realization of complex hollow structures. Incorporating the capabilities of each, the two.parts fixtures feature internal details that conceal and interface with elements such as light sources, wiring, diffusion film and custom connection hardware. After glazing and firing, the perfectly smooth and clean forms show no hint of their computerized origins or the contents within.
The end result is a series of pure ceramic geometries that enigmatically illuminate both themselves and their environment without discernible aid from a light source.