british designer samuel wilkinson challenges conventional wisdom by revolutionizing everyday objects

by:Merttace     2020-05-19
How many designers do you need to change the bulb?
There is obviously only one
Back in 2010 Samuel Wilkinson changed the ugly, low
Energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)
Become a modern, fun, attractive and affordable light bulb, Plumen 001-London-
Electronic design brand based in Hulger.
After all, why can\'t a sustainable, useful product be beautiful at the same time?
The standard incandescent lamp has a signature design, but the standard CFL seems to have been designed by engineers.
As a result, Wilkinson began to work, completely changing the daily product, and the result was a sculptural warm white bulb that could work independently or in the shade, and use less energy and eight times more time than conventional incandescent lamps.
The glass tube of Plumen 001 adopts a unique, irregular form that can be changed from any angle you see it.
In order to create two winding swirls that refer to the filament of a traditional incandescent lamp, not only does the bulb itself need to be redesigned, but it will never-before-
Since this type of object has not previously explored new production methods, new manufacturing processes must also be developed.
\"It\'s very important to work with Hulger to understand how these items are made,\" said Wilkinson.
Like most projects, you need to start with a factory, especially something like a light bulb, which is actually handmade, because it\'s a very critical production line, so where can you operate this process.
You can innovate in certain areas, or you can use formats in other areas, but you can change it from.
It was a perfect marriage for me, where I could analyze and science well, but would increase character and excitement.
This feature has to be memorable, beautiful and feels like two or three bulbs, while it has only one bulb.
Obviously it has to be a very good bulb and we changed the glow coating to make it softer and try to improve the lowenergy style.
Because Hulger is a small company and the best part is that I really understand what they want and then we do it completely from scratch and even look down at the appliances inside.
It turned out to be a very successful product, but at any time, we have to take a lot of risks and it may have dropped three months before the product was released.
We don\'t even know if it will succeed.
From the beginning of the research concept to the release, it may be a total of two years.
You have to keep going back and forth, but still try to stay fresh.
This is interesting because there is no predecessor to this object, so you can\'t look at the previous things or understand what is valid and what is invalid.
You really have to guess, but the result is good.
\"In fact, it won international acclaim from Wilkinson and saw him receive the 2011 design of the Year Award from the London Museum of Design and the Black Pencil Award from D & AD.
Then he designed the decoder, one mouth --
Blown glass lamps specially designed to accommodate the low lead 001
Energy bulbs.
In all of his work, the way he works is to find practical and aesthetically pleasing solutions for everyday items, check related products to develop an original idea that is not only functional but looks good
He invented new expressions of existing objects, dealing with design projects like mathematicians or scientists, because he thought the fundamentals were similar.
This requires a process that involves a lot of problems.
Solve-research, break things down, try different solutions and come to the conclusion-meaning he deconstructs the way he thought about the problem before and then tries to work out his own ideas for improvement.
Born in Devon, England, in 1977, Wilkinson\'s father was a psychologist and his mother was a teacher. he was good at mathematics and science in school, but failed in art, even though he
Then he found the computer. aided design (CAD)
While working in an architect firm, he found himself able to apply mathematics in an artistic way.
He revealed, \"After that, I found that physics was a bit out of date and I found that art and creativity gave me more room for expression, so I just found my way of designing in a different way, and others may just be more artistic, coming from that side.
\"He moved to London to go to university and graduated from London\'s ravensborn School of Art and Design in 2002, majoring in furniture and product design, he has worked as a leading design agency in projects of brands such as Magis, British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung and Virgin Atlantic.
In 2007, he decided to set up his own studio in London.
\"When you work at a consulting company, you are working for someone else,\" he revealed . \".
\"The things you designed are a little vague.
It has no real identity.
When you do your own thing, you start thinking, \"What do I like, what do I want to evoke in my product ? \"?
I am still developing this ability, but it is good to be able to choose what is final.
\"As an independent designer, his first major project-and by far the most challenging project due to the sheer size-was his collaboration with Swiss designer Orom on the contemporary public square
It is made up of a white metal tree with flowing wood canopy and roots
Bench in shape and rubber floor in red.
This is the first of a series of projects in the old industrial zone Le Flon regeneration in Lausanne, Switzerland.
When he designed, he described the most important aspects: \"A good product needs to be efficient, but at the same time it pays off something.
For example, I would never want to design an uncomfortable chair.
There are a lot of nice chairs that are uncomfortable but I don\'t know why you can\'t make it beautiful and comfortable.
I like to be very rigorous throughout the process.
It\'s hard to put something down if I don\'t feel right-I\'ll try to get involved and try my best to do my best.
Even something like very sculptural l\'arbré de Flonville, there\'s a reason behind everything.
We like to have a good narrative: how the canopy is made, engineering.
We looked at every detail to find the best solution for each section.
It\'s really just involved in everything.
Wilkinson defines how he works, \"Every project is different.
I like to explore and understand the main ideas before starting.
It really understands the concept, what I want to do with this project, where it fits, the price point, whether it needs to be more serious or more personal, can it be injected with a little young and humorous edge.
The process starts there, then I explore the material and the process, and actually I have figured out how to make it before doing the final design.
Once we have a manufacturing process, we can do our best within budget to use it to make the most interesting things, so sometimes it\'s a long processterm process.
As a perfectionist, Wikinson is involved in all aspects of his project-from sketches to CAD and models --
Working with his junior three. person team.
\"I think you really have to love design if you want to be a successful designer,\" he notes . \".
\"You don\'t think too much about other things when you\'re in there.
Even if you are not designing, you are observing things and how they are made, trying to understand what is good and what is bad.
It brings new ideas.
I like my job best.
Also just the process of being able to work very hard on some things, get it to make, and then get it to start.
When it really starts up, it starts a new life again: you see how people use it, and sometimes it can be surprising, but in a way it\'s so great, because you\'re basically free of charge.
Explore reflection and refraction, blowing, and the new blow glass chandelier of Wilkinson
Made for the traditional glass experiment with a piece of pattern to see how it breaks down the light in an aesthetic way without compromising its function, the concept is influenced by antique ceramics, the lenses of old lamps and lanterns, the lighthouse and mirror bottles.
\"Because of the way and the pattern we blow the glass, it\'s a new technology, so it\'s very technical,\" he said.
What you design may seem simple, but it is actually very difficult because you have to design the object and then design the production process.
\"He has also been working on a Future Gadget: A concept technology that can be self-implemented solar sanctuary --
The street landscape of power supply is basically the solar energy \"forest\" of trees\"
Just like the structure with solar panels at the top of the canopy, they power the streets, for example, they power the lighting and kiosks, as well as shelter the sun and rain.
He explained the importance of sustainability in his work, \"it needs to be very important for every designer now.
When you are a designer, you have neutral filters and you decide which one is the right balance, price points and materials, but there is not always a big consideration for sustainability.
I try to really achieve this in most projects.
Obviously, some projects are more difficult to do.
I think if you design a great product that lasts a long time, it\'s as sustainable as a very recyclable product that doesn\'t last a long time.
Sustainable development has always been seen as recycling, but it is actually the efficiency and quality of the product.
This was the case before.
Everything used to be made of amazing materials. You had hi-
It was passed down in beautiful solid metal and the only reason why it was not used today is technology.
I found this to be a short-lived product;
The technology that it only lasts in the box, you can\'t really design it for a long time because it\'s a shame that people use it and throw it away, but that\'s always the case.
Design something you can update or a modular system, and the company doesn\'t really want to do that because they\'re happy that you throw it away and buy a new one.
But you\'re trying to change a whole system of thinking, and now that\'s happening with all the designs, whether you\'re designing to the end, or where the design components can be disassembled and recycled at the end of the life cycle.
All of these things have to take a higher place on the list because consumers are more educated and more willing to buy things because it is better.
\"Other innovative Wilkinson designs include stackable wooden hatchback chairs that evoke traditional school furniture with sunken scallop tables on top to prevent small items from rolling around, or an eccentric traditional hoof table with sharp legs like a pencil.
His unusual group of creatures has a high
Technology micro Garden, users can directly change the light, water, climate and nutrients through smart devices, thus providing an alternative use for smartphones.
While it\'s a bit counter-intuitive to use smart devices to help grow plants, in reality its purpose is to encourage owners to consider slowing down their lives.
He finally elaborated on his future project: \"Maybe more of a building, where I can design everything in the building and in the building, because when you have a product, think about the environment in which it will be located.
Probably a bar or something.
Also, I\'m doing more research and concept sections where I don\'t rely much on consumers, where I can have a little freedom about an idea, so there\'s more to install.
I often think about designing a mood, which is a very interesting idea of what that would be. ”Key Designs1)
Hulger Plumen 001 bulb-the world\'s first designer low
The energy-saving light bulb shows that the traditional compact fluorescent lamp is both practical and beautiful.
Echoing the filament of an incandescent lamp, the glass tube shows an unusual but harmonious shape that has changed from all angles. 2)
& Traditional light blowing-mixed industrial manufacturing and manual-
Finished, translucent or sandblasted ideas behind matte white mouth-
The blown glass chandelier with a miscellaneous lozger pattern is designed to explore the reflection and refraction in the glass, in which case the texture volume breaks down and reflects the light. 3)
The Emu Urban Series-a collection of chairs, armchairs and tables available in a variety of colors, showcasing a lightweight and sturdy aluminium tube structure.
The seat and back of the chair and armchair are molded aluminum panels, while the table top is poweredcoated, hot-
Galvanized steel plate. 4)
Decoding Hatcham chair
The classic scale wooden stackable chair differs from the cast aluminum leg bracket fixed to the oak leg and the oak veneer seat and back.
The name of the chair comes from the old name of the East London foundry that helped produce the casting: Hatcham Ironworks. 5)
Special price for plant feeding boxes of biological communities in crystal ball
Energy, Sunshine
Copying lighting devices that promote digital downtime-smartphones or iPads for controlling climate, water levels and nutrients, not for messaging or Twitter-encourages owners to consider slowing down their lives, it takes patience and care to nurture a truly small ecosystem. 6)
Case Mantis Desk-a cost-effective compact workspace with clean lines provides a flexible design to keep the environment clean and tidy.
Accessories that can be attached to the top of solid wood as needed include a removable laptop drawer, a file rack and a back panel that can act as a note board or a privacy screen. 7)
Veronville-part of the regeneration of the Furon industrial zone in Lausanne, Switzerland, the street furniture project is 21-
Century representative of a tree on the village square-central meeting point providing seating and shade-featuring twisted 12metre-
A tall metal tree with a slatted canopy surrounded by a \"root\" bench. 8)
Compared to the cloak table-a multi-functional side table designed for use around the sofa, whose metal legs neatly hide individual wooden legs to keep gravity --
In sharp contrast to the round solid wood is the fine edges and sheet metal of the table. 9)
Wall Clock-wall-
The installed pendulum clock, including a solid wood arm connected to the analog clock, with a diagonal glass cover, with a smooth, continuous swing, and its calm rhythm helps slow down the user\'s speed, reminding a grandfather\'s clock. 10)
Decoding the rock chair-by four vertical-
For efficient ergonomics, separate parts, each part has a seat surface with different angles, the seat is developed around the idea that the lounge chair can work individually or collectively, with angles before and after, allow it to work side by side or new moon
Shape formation.
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