A geodesic dome is a spherical or partial-spherical shell structure or lattice shell based on a network of great circles(geodesics) on the surface of a sphere. The geodesics intersect to form triangular elements that have local triangular rigidity and also distribute the stress across the structure. When completed to form a complete sphere, it is a geodesic sphere. As an architecture studio we have been exploring Geodesics for several projects – and undertook the idea of creating products – “Micro-architecture” inspired from geodesic forms. The lamp bases are finished with experimentation of the ageing process of metals through home-made acids; making every product unique and one of a kind. The geodesic lamp shades can be given a translucent or opaque effect though the choice of shade material.
The lamps are hand-made and customisable to site and client requirements.
Geodesic Lamp I – The Hydro Tower Lamp
The lamp frame for the Geodesic Lamp I is a tribute to the “Hydro-Tower” (electricity transmission tower structure). Suspension towers and transmission of electricity have been the key element in the development of the industrial and developing age. The lamp structure is inpsired by the lattice forms of these structures.
Geodesic Lamp II – The Pole Light
The lamp base for the Geodesic Lamp II is a minimalist interpretation of electricity poles used for transmission of electricity. The lamp juxtaposes the idea of electrical transmission and light.
Geodesic Lamp III – Isosceles Frame Standing Lamp
The lamp frame from the standing lamp is inspired by two intersecting Isosceles triangles.
Geodesic Lamp IV – The Ladder Lamp
The Maple Wood lamp frame was inspired by the wooden ladders used by local carpenters in Mumbai. The frame allows for some storage shelves and doubles up as a reading light.
Fame Materials – Weathered Steel / Patinised Copper / Powder-coated Steel / Wood
Junctions – Hand-cast Brass with optional Gold Plating / Glossy / Oxidised finish
Shades – Leather / Fabric / Silk
Luminary – LED Bulb
Year Completed – 2015