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Boiling Lamp - Boiling water shows the phenomenon of heat very aggressive. When light refracts through boiling water, it looks like fire dancing on the wall.

So I use the bending wood to form a torch shape which makes people focus on the light. The natural material, wood, is bent in an artificial way. Such contrast also applies to the energy.
Shadow Lamp - The shadow is another phenomenon to be easily forgotten. People turn the light on for lighting, surely not for shadow. What if the shadows play the role for decoration, could it bring more attentions?

I put a tree stick between bulbs and the wall. So if we turn on more light bulbs, the more tree shadows show up on the wall. More shadows decorate more but ironically represent more energy being used.
Solar Table - This design uses solar panel as a tabletop; it generates electricity for lighting which ironically provides tree shadow for human.

The Solar Table and tree both absorb sunlight and change it into energy for their own use. The photosynthesis and respiration of a tree are just replaced by the solar panels on the tabletop. The bending wood and tablecloths¡¦ leaf-like pattern suggest the other similar features of a tree.
Solar Table - This design uses solar panel as a tabletop; it generates electricity for lighting which ironically provides tree shadow for human.

The Solar Table and tree both absorb sunlight and change it into energy for their own use. The photosynthesis and respiration of a tree are just replaced by the solar panels on the tabletop. The bending wood and tablecloths¡¦ leaf-like pattern suggest the other similar features of a tree.
Cranbrook - Lamp Design
Mu-kai (Michael) Shen
Director of Asia Operations at Kaleidoscope New York City, NY