The pin lamp was developed to be an elegant, versatile lighting solution. Scale and proportions of the design are influenced by the two micro fluorescent fixtures within. The lamp emits a soft glow through a semi-opaque CNC cut corrugated plastic shade. The Plastic is scored by the machine to create a striped pattern, the shape of the pattern references the profile of the lamp’s end pieces. Wooden ends of the lamp are birds eye maple, and they use a milkpaint finish to highlight their concentric stripe pattern.
The name “Pin” is derived from the lamp’s engineering. The two fluorescent fixtures are mounted onto a central wooden beam that pierces both ends of the lamp. To hold everything in place, two wooden pins wedge into mortises that have been cut into this central beam creating a “pin” of sorts. Similar wedge joinery has been used for centuries in furniture construction. It is used in the Pin lamp to create a simple construction, and also to create a distinctive detail.
A challenge was to create a lamp design that could be easily shipped, and be easily assembled by the owner. The first set of Pin lamps have been created in a limited series of five. The Lamps come in two variations; white and black. One lamp in each color will be featured in my 2014 BFA thesis exhibition.