Taking recycled advertising banners as the project's starting point; the designers gave a unique three-dimensionality to the material by cutting it into small pieces and combining them together to create interesting volumes of light and texture.
The designers put their efforts on creating each light shade individually and specifically for each stand, selecting the right banners, sorting out matching colors and sewing each patch by hand to build the perfect irregular shape.
As the banner is printed in one side only, the lamps appear to be white and pale when switched off, but the plain appearance radically changes once the lamps are lighted on and the colors emerge from the inside.
Due to the properties of the material, the light is smoothly diffused through the fabric creating a balloon of multi-colored light, but at the same time, the small banner swatches sewed together to create a surface filled with holes from where the light escapes and scatters the surrounding environment with a vivid luminous pattern.
Remarks: DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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This project received several awards and positive feedback from exhibitions and coverage. The three designers decided to establish their business called "Kacama Design Lab" after their graduation. They focus mainly on sustainable designs and workshops. To know more about Kacama, please visit their official website: www.kacama.hk
Subject: Sustainable Design Tutors: Benny Leong & Philine Bracht Designers: Kay Chan Wan Ki, Match Chen Siu Wa, Catherine Suen Ka Hei
BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product)