Qrash Ceiling Lamp
2015 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition
Jaeeun Shin, Seohyeong Kim, Taimin Ahn
We suggest “Qrash” as a decorative ceiling lamp, with a new way of design. Our design process is different from other general ways of design. Rather than just gripping a pen and sketching on a paper, we used a new way to make beautiful shapes by using 3D simulation program. First, we made a big cube composed with lots of small cubes; the ones like children play and build with. And then, we did a physical simulation experiment making a ball crash to the big cube. In the experiment, the crash split the big cube shape and made the cubes scatter. With changing the speed, angle and other sorts of selection that we managed through the computer program, we could get enormously various outputs. What we needed to do was finding out the values making the most dramatic crash and capturing the beautiful moments.
Why a cube?
We made an attempt to pile up things with various shapes such as sphere, diamond, pyramid etc. And we figured out that a cube was the most ideal thing, being able to make the small ones and the big one of the same shape, so that it can make a dramatic change without losing unity.
The lamp, named Qrash, which was made by accident, has a shape captured the moment that was being smashed. Because of this, it seems like it is about to be broken down, but the light coming out from this crack makes it more attractive.
With a growth of 3D printing technology, we thought this new design derived from the new way is becoming more feasible and will get attention as a new method of furniture design. Furthermore, it can be made with a variety of material that is possible to be used in 3d printer, such as acrylic, plastic and so on.