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The Angler lamp was one of my second year projects. The brief required us to fully utilise the components as part of our design. Angler is gimm… Read More
The Angler lamp was one of my second year projects. The brief required us to fully utilise the components as part of our design. Angler is gimmicky yet fun lamp which was designed to wobble around to encourage the user to interact with it. The lamp creates an interesting interaction between user and product through the ‘switch’ of the lamp which involves the user tying the shoe lace like wires together. The wobble/height of the light is adjustable. The neck of the lamp is actually made from heat shrink and within it is the wires, which I utilised the flexibility of to give the lamp it wobbliness. The form of the lamp is a mix between an angler fish head light and a boot which has been fished up from sea, a quirky combination of aspects to add to the gimmicky feel of the lamp. The base of the lamp was made out of lasercut acrylic (Glass was intended for stabilisation) and cibatool (artificial wood) which was routed out on a modela. The adjustment mechanism is just two brass pipes (That I acquired from a model shop) and one smaller one slides into the larger one. The head of the lamp is made of a 3D printed base with holes which I then threaded piano wire into. Read Less
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Angler Lamp
By Martin Lim


Angler is a gimmicky yet fun lamp that yearns for user interaction. It forms a mutual relationship between user and product through the lamp switch, which undoubtedly looks like a shoelace, when tied up brings the lamp to life. The gimmicky nature of the lamp draws in the user much like how a Anglerfish draws in it's prey with it's esca (head light) with it's novel form and warm light.

The lamp gives any room a subtle yet warm bust of light while offering the user interaction through it's springy and bouncy material qualities and the head of the lamp which can also be used for warmth.
Initial sketches
Progress image; my model being produced in the Modela machine (similar to a CNC router but much smaller.)