This project begins with curiosity about essential characteristic of material. Our design direction is to ultimately reveal the essence of material: the gravity, mass and balance. When these elements harmonized in balance, familiar and ordinary things could inspire us in a new way. B (Balance) lamp series suggests various positions of light to users depending on a space and use. The bottoms of polygon shaped bases are made of concrete and wood have certain angles (30° / 35°) to create right balance in different positions of the lamp. The angles were adjusted in balance on the basis of the weight of material, so that create the stable form and proportion. Additionally, B35° Lamp can be displayed for various moods in a space, with modular arrangements such as circular or bridge layout.
In making process, different thickness and forms have been tested to find the best proportion of concrete mixture for the proper strength using high performance raw concrete. For the color variations, three different color pigments: red, yellow and black were mixed with concrete mortar in various proportions. The forms still preserve its original texture and weight of material, but the industrial mood changes to warm and bright elements for indoor uses.
The texture of wood grain is naturally occurred from the making process that reveals its original material: wood form. The solid concrete form came out of the fluid condition retains the texture of wood from the mould, so that gives more natural quality on our concrete collections.
Collaboration project by studio-ory with Jinsik Kim