Created as part of a course on studying Form Language, and the attributes of Form, the brief for this project was to create a lamp, taking inspiration from an object, or family of objects.
For "Helios", the family of products chosen was One-Man Helicopters. 
The characteristics that define these helicopters are streamlined, elegant and evoking a sense of improbability. The helicopters look minimalistic and simple, and do not seem to be capable of getting off the ground, much less with a man strapped in.
The lamp aims at capturing this visual language, and thus evoking the same feelings in an observer. It too is streamlined and simplistic, elegant and minimal, and it too seems to be off-centered and incapable of standing unsupported. Thus it too evokes a sense of improbability, and follows the same form language as its parent object.
"Helios" uses different elements of the helicopters to give the same streamlined, yet rounded feel that they do. The head of the lamp is made of a single strip of mild steel, bent to form two two handles that can be used to direct the light from the lamp. The head is attached to a gooseneck pipe, which allows the head to be twisted in different directions.

The base is heavy, to prevent the lamp from toppling. A switch is embedded in the base, and a long steel pipe connects it to the head. The socket for the power supply is situated at the rear end of the base.
Helios Lamp
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Helios Lamp

Helios is a lamp designed by taking inspiration from the form language of a one-man helicopter. Designed to embody the balance between the sleek Read More
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