Folding Light

PrizeHonorable Mention in Product Design
ArtistMichael Jantzen
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Folding light is part of a series of interactive light sculptures that allow the users to manipulate the amount and quality of light radiating out from the center. A basic cube made of painted wood has been cut open at four corners in different shapes, and hinged so these corners can be opened and/or closed in many ways in order to control the light. In addition to interacting with the light, the shape of the basic cube can be transformed in many ways by moving the four-hinged corners in and out from the surface of the cube. A single energy efficient electric light bulb is located at the center of the cube. This bulb is surrounded by a light diffusing shield and six horizontal yellow colored planes, evenly spaced around the bulb and light diffuser. This design is based on many of Michael Jantzen’s other projects that explore new ways in which to