_igneous captures the fierce, smouldering ignition of a porous black solid
_a suspended performance of fire, igneous demonstrates durability and an enduring tolerance to heat and abrasion
_a spectrum of blue, red, orange and purple hues make reference to the excited molecular radicals of a fuelled and energized flame, in celebration of the vibrant colour range Formica has to offer
_the rectilinear body is crisp and confidently contrasted by an organic, changing structure of lines to emphasis the artistic potential of merging multiple Formica products together
_an internal LED light source illuminates a diffused stem of decorative hot molten, which is the stimulus of igneous
_specification includes MDF with Formica HPL / Formica AR Plus Solid Colours / suspended coated steel rod
Flexibility – Formica is not just limited to benchtops and square forms; it is able to fold along curved surfaces also. I wanted to represent this in my design by having curves as a main design feature and to represent this in a contemporary form.
Function – The contrasts in this light fitting of vertical and horizontal surfaces, of different colours, patterns and finishes joining neatly together, and of form and function in the final product – this represents Formica’s fusion with creativity and adaptability in the industry.
Fashion – with an up to date swatch chart to choose from I was able to pick and match from a range of colours, patterns and finishes to assemble a contemporary combination that results in a fashionable outcome.
My Formica Formation design is about bringing these three aspects of flexibility, fusion and fashion into a light fitting that will extend the viewers’ ideas on Formica. I have created a light sculpture that is fascinating in its materials, manufacture and function. I wanted to design a light fitting that is contemporary to 2015 and adaptable to different surroundings, but which stands out as a unique custom design also.
Meeting and boardroom table with stainless steel base and Formica top with embossed Fletcher Construction lion emblem, finished with glossy glass table top finish.
A collection of planar sculptural objects that populate surface, creating shadow play through rhythmic spacing of Formica clad forms
The smooth surface of a chrysalis has been digitally subdivided to create this pendant. Panels of Formica ColorCore in Spectrum Red sit on a durable 3D printed frame.
Light is emitted through CNC cut holes in the upper panels, and through openings in the top and bottom of the light.
A futuristic architectural pendant. Panels of Formica ColorCore in Fog grey sit on a 3D printed plastic frame.
Light is emitted through the many edges of the lamp from perforations in the frame.