Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lamp for GreenHouse

During my last days in office, we were busy shaping up Greenhouse! GH is a cultural activity space, its an alternative education zone and its gathering space for interesting people, makers and creators artists, film makers, educators, photographers etc. Its located at awesome arty and design hang out place called Hauz Khas Village in Delhi. Recently we had a small official opening.
Studio people bought few lamps for this lovely space. These ready made spherical lamps with metal wires bound together had plastic bindings. Being designers; we all were itching to do something random/creative/interesting to it. I decided to do embellishment in calligraphy.
I used white ribbon (not the satin one but the one which local women used to tie their hair with) Its an inch high and 12/13 meter long translucent, nylonish ribbon wrapped around the sphere. The mix of Hindi, English calligraphy is scripted on that white ribbon.

It was bit tedious job to wrap the ribbon as its flimsy, nylon in nature.




Thanks Kassia for the last photo.

7 comments:

Jane Farr said...

It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Milady said...

magical! I love this idea.

Anonymous said...

Lovely...

Kanchan

dvj said...

hey buddy!

just saw the pictures... the alphabets sort of vanish after being lit up... i have an idea! why don't you laze (laser) out the alphabets?! it will create a stunning shadow of you letters.. just an idea...

nikheel said...

YES! alphabets have vanished, could have used thick opaque ink on less translucent material.
Laser cut is also a good idea, but its self initiated with zero budget and ya remember the laser cut lamp which I showed you last time?
Will do the next post on that.
Thanks so much to be around :)

dvj said...

pleasure is all mine... to be around n see your work i.e :)
- a new lover of typography.

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Kathy McCreedy said...

This is such a clever idea and I wish I had a lamp just like that in my house! Now I'm going to have to figure out how to do something similar... bravo!