Tilt was designed as part of my final major project in Product & Furniture design at the Kingston school of Art.
The project titled Controlling Light aimed to discover a more intimate way for a user to interact with a light, with the goal of achieving a healthy materialism between object and user, a materialism that encourages the user to cherish there possessions instead of treating them as disposable.
Tilt on / off
To turn Tilt on the user must tilt the lamp on it axis causing a switch inside to connect the current to an LED light source. The ball bearing acts as a handle for the user as-well as a counter weight for the balance of the lamp.
Construction of Tilt
Tilt is made from black stained Ash timber, hand blown glass and a steel ballbearing. The Ash was cut from a single piece of timber using a CNC machine.
The development of Tilt
50 Way’s of Light
At the beginning of the project I rapid prototyped 50 ideas of what a light could be, it was from this that the concept of Tilt was born.