This project was created for TEDxAcademy Design Alley 2015.
The aim of this design is to use the existing expertise of MENTIS craft industry and combine it with contemporary possibilities in order to fulfill modern needs with innovative products and to expand into new markets.
The main design objective is a lighting system, which the user can "knit" in space, taking full advantage of the degrees of freedom that characterize it. Thus the luminaire system strongly contains the element of customization.
The user is provided with a cable, luminaires, cable supports that allow him to satisfy aesthetic and lighting needs with its own unique way.
KNIT YOUR LIGHT consists of the following:
. The cable, the key element of the luminaire system, is coated with painted and braided threads craft MENTI and creates trails and webs in space, giving special character and added aesthetic value.
. The lamp body consists of a ceramic bottom, which includes the lamp socket, and the pins which penetrate the cable cover, come into contact with the metal wires and "close" the electric circuit. The upper wooden part is attached firmly to the bottom one with two internal screws.
. The supports of the cable consist of a wooden base that is anchored in the wall and has a cylindrical magnet, and a perforated metal head that allows rotation angle of 360 degrees.
. The voltage transformer is situated on the plug, allowing the cable to be passed by low voltage
. The rotary voltage transformer located on the plug. The independent 360 degrees rotation of the cylindrical voltage
transformer enables expansion of cable straight in any direction. The transformer allows the cable to be passed by low-voltage current.
Supported by TEDxAcademy 2015 Design Alley & Benaki Museum
Skourogiannis Dimitris, designer
Head of Product & Design Innovation, AKTO
Director of the Benaki Museum Shops
Lampropoulou Sophia, product designer