'MOONGLOW' is a table lamp to embody the visual effect of moon glowing with its switch interaction.
Inspired by shimmering of moon light, it controls the light in the bottom hemisphere through the position change of the brass hemisphere at the top; turning it on when the brass hemisphere ascends and turning it off when it
descends. Moonrise explores if the object can create emotional experiences that we often have from nature.
2 x 2 x 2 inches | off 2 x 2 x 2.5 inches | on
acrylic cube, brass
Moonrise was designed to explore the relationship of properties from different materials: acrylic and brass as the final project of Metals II at RISD. Especially, as two materials have different optical properties:
transparent vs. reflective, I came up with a light object simulating moon glowing.