The L series lights are based on the concept of balancing the functionality of light with the physical space consumed. The L1 Floor Lamp provides functional space while maintaining a minimal form in the environment. The L2 Desk Lights recycles the space it takes and adapts to the user's changing needs. Both lights work to minimize material while maximizing function.
A process map was created to highlight the defining principles and guide the design from brainstorm to eventual production. It was important to incorporate even at the brainstorming phase the values of production. Maintaining minimal production material process inspired the L2 Desk Light.
Quick iteration sketches explored various minimal forms and interactions. Small scale paper and cardboard prototypes let us explore physical space while cheap metals allowed us to look ahead and peek at the production of each idea.
The L1 Floor Lamp provides space for objects such as books to be placed within its shelf. The shelf works to highlight these articles and provide space for what the user might often want access to. The floor lamp works further by manipulating the light within the space by adjust the top sliding LED panel. By adjusting the panel the user can cast light onto the desk or couch to provide reading light.
The L2 Desk Light works to recycle the space it takes up by providing space of the base and small shelf. Light is individually provided from under the shelf, the side panel and the top panel. The side and top panel can change angles to provide light based on changing needs while the base slides to increase or decrease the footprint. The light was inspired by using a single sheet of metal to cutout the shape and bend the edges to create the form.