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S T I C K  I N S E C T

The Stick Insect Lamp represents a departure from conventional lighting design, seamlessly blending sculptural aesthetics with functionality to create an object that transcends traditional categorizations in illumination. Inspired by my family's admiration for insects and their mystical behavior in nature, as well as their crucial role in sustaining the environment, this unique lighting concept is born from a thoughtful gift of five stick insects from my design partner and good friend, Mr. Andrea Cingoli.

In conceptualizing this design, the goal is to maintain a simple yet functional lighting element. Unlike typical lighting designs that primarily focus on the X and Y axes, Stick Insect introduces a third dimension - the Z axis - enabling lateral placement of the lighting. The lamp can be mounted horizontally as a freestanding floor lamp, suspended from the ceiling like a pendant chandelier, or placed flat on the floor, complementing sitting systems such as sofas or chairs.

The core of the Stick Insect Lamp comprises three standardized LED light tubes, specifically Edison turn-of-the-century design, each measuring 50 cm in length. The thorax body is divided into front and rear parts, both of which can rotate to adjust the angle of lighting, while the central part remains fixed in its lateral formation.

The insect's stabilization structure features steel laser-cut legs that can rotate 180°, facilitating versatile mounting on different surfaces and geometries. The front and rear of the Stick Insect Lamp utilize the E27 mounting standard light bulb with a traditional screw-on mechanism. The reason for choosing the E27 standard is to maintain the stability of the LED tube, free from any subsidiary mounting brackets, ensuring 360-degree illumination. By swapping out the LED tubes for longer or shorter dimensions, the lamp's overall length can be adjusted, catering to various home sizes.

The addition of insectoid legs transforms the Stick Insect Lamp into a lighting fixture that transcends traditional functional shapes, resembling an animal or insect that subtly integrates into interior spaces. Mounting the lamps in different axes - X, Y, or Z - alters the entire aesthetic of the interior space, making the Stick Insect Lamp the focal point of interior design rather than a mere complement to illuminate the space.

I firmly believe that product design should evoke an emotional connection with users, striving to redefine functionality without being confined to assigned roles. With the Stick Insect Lamp, we aim to infuse a sense of mystique and character into any combination of geometric formations within interior or architectural designs.

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