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LightMe! is a graduation project by product designer Panni Pais made at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. The design is a three… Read More
LightMe! is a graduation project by product designer Panni Pais made at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. The design is a three-piece lamp family, which due to their numerous possibilities for variation fulfil a number of different functions as lighting objects. The forms of the collection were inspired by a bunch of kindling-wood used when setting fire. That traditional image was translated into a language of today’s functional objects. Read Less
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LightMe! is my graduationproject made at Moholy-Nagy University of Artand Design, Budapest. The design is a three-piece lamp family, which due totheir numerous possibilities for variation fulfil a number of different functionsas lighting objects. The forms of the collection were inspired by a bunch ofkindling-wood used when setting fire. That traditional image was translated into a language oftoday’s functional objects.
Owing to the unique designof their legs, the individual pieces of the collection each represents anindividual character and they endorse a variety of functions accordingly.
The name of the one havingthe shortest legs is Buddy – referring to underdeveloped shoots of plants andof course to being your good friend at the same time. Woody’s name – being themost whimsical of the three with odd legs –, comes from wood, and associateswith the likewise eccentric characterof Woody Allen. The third wooden lighting piece has the thinnest and longestlegs, and therefore bares the name of Twiggy – beside referring to woodentwigs, the name itself is well-known of former British super model, Lesley Lawson.

The design of the legsinfluences the modes of different uses – we may hang them on door handles, sitthem on tables, lay them on shelf edges or even stuck them into the groundoutdoors in our garden. Next to the possibility of a varied use in space, wemay manipulate the luminary affect of each object by turning its light sourceset within a plexi tube. The source of light is an LED strip, which works viaboth an electric cable or power batteries, thus making it easier for us to movethe lamps and to pile them indoors or outdoors around the house.
Packaging is an importantpart of the design, the symbolic story of setting fire starts there. We maypull out the wooden lighting pieces – bound by their own cables – from asimple, labelled paper cylinder much like we would do with a bunch ofkindling-wood. As soon as the pieces are assembled and turned on, each woodenpiece becomes a glowing branch itself.
 photo: Fecher Ágnes, Kocsi Olga
animáció: Sas Olivér