Cocoon Lamps

Cocoon Lamp was inspired by the case moth, a moth that for protection makes its cocoon from sticks and kindling of the area.

The production aim was to reuse the many off cuts or splinters of timber that find themselves at the end of their life-cycle.

The lamp uses no glue or nails to fix these timbers, using only friction of a specially designed mechanical clamping system that insures that the sticks will not fall. An alternate design simplifies this further using wire rope that feeds it electricity. This allows the product to be easily disassembled. A crude construction apparatus allows for rapid production. Producing greatly varied lamps within the confines of a strict process.

This lamp won the Noel Chettle Student Art Award for Object Design in Semester 1, 2011.