Designed by Taeg Nishimoto, BTseries is an exploration of fabric’s behavior in lighting. “misha” is a table lamp and has four variations (#1 – #4.) It uses the white fabric made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. The fabric is hardened to structure itself while it is configured to make specific creases for light and shadow effects as the lamp shade. Fabric is cut into square and dipped into fabric hardener, then hung in a framed structure from four corners of the fabric. This hung fabric is pulled upwards from certain points by thread with spherical weight placed in between the pulled points so the fabric will create specific creases. This crease effect follows the way how the fabric behaves itself in relationship to the pulled points and different amount of weights. The hung fabric is left to dry until it is completely hardened. The resulting creased fabric is then placed upside down to create a lamp shade, which is placed above the black plastic tube that contains the light bulb inside. The fabric is held in place by two sets of metal wire connected to the plastic tube. When the light is not turned on, it presents a draped volume flowing above the table. When it’s lit, the lamp shade creates light and shadow effects lit through the creased fabric.
+ All images courtesy courtesy Taeg Nishimoto
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