OBJ-03’s minimalist design is outlined by a folded sheet of oxidised metal, which was developed by way of experiments with chopping and folding items of paper.
“I designed the lamp by making quite a few cuts and totally different folds on sheets of paper,” Bañó informed Dezeen.
“I knew I wished to work with skinny sheets of metal for the ultimate piece, and it made essentially the most sense to conduct all of the assessments on paper,” he added.
The lamp is product of a two-millimetre-thick sheet of the rusted materials, outlined by a single curve that doubles as a leg for stability and a lightweight projection floor.
“Every component is 100 per cent essential,” Bañó mentioned. “It doesn’t purpose to appear to be a lamp however relatively to be a sculpture in the course of the day and illuminate at evening.”
A metal bar positioned in the back of the lamp conceals an LED strip, which initiatives a smooth mild onto the lamp’s curve.
The bar can be designed for stability, including weight that permits the lamp to face by itself.
The lamp’s rusted floor was achieved by exposing the metal to outside weathering for a month earlier than being cleaned and sealed to halt the oxidation course of.
“The primary lamp I made was from polished pure metal, however within the curved a part of the piece the place the sunshine bounces, the factors of the hidden LED strip behind the leg have been mirrored,” Bañó mentioned.
“I additionally like [the oxidised steel] as a result of it is a non-uniform end that provides character to such a easy geometry and makes every lamp totally different and distinctive, because it by no means rusts the identical manner,” he added.
Bañó is a designer and architect based mostly in Mexico Metropolis, the place he co-founded the design company EWE Studio and is an Esrawe Studio affiliate. His first solo challenge was the metal OBJ-01 lamp.
Different current lamp designs on Dezeen embody a lampshade that appears to be “magically hovering in the air” together with a 3D-printed lamp informed by meringue and ice cream.
The images is courtesy of Manu Bañó.