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Tim Horntrich — MovingShadows

Indie Design — Summer 2008

MovingShadows is a custom made projection light with parametric characteristics. The idea is based on the chimney-effect commonly used in or­­dinary mood lamps for children. A simple rotor starts to spin through ascending hot air, produced by the bulb inside the lamp. We created a really simple but sophisticated structure which allows one to construct the lamp without glue simply by assembling the parts together.

The lamp consists of 3 modules. The actual body structure, the rotor with the custom perforated grid on the inside and the projection surface on the outside of the lamp. The whole construction sits around a standard light bulb socket.

An online application is used to intuitively draw personalised shadow graphics, set the diameter of the lamp and finally download a pdf with all cutting shapes and material indications to produce the components with lasercutting or milling.