Filter is a highly intelligent, flexible, zero waste light designed for cardboard and acrylic applications as part of the LightCycle Competition.
The light explores the consumer's interaction with product and packaging. It features a series of laser-cut fins concealed within the lampshade element, designed to enable multiple configurations of the light. Through these interactions, each user has the opportunity to explore the material quality of the light, creating their own aesthetically-unique outcome.
By combining the product with its packaging, the design also filters out the excesses associated with consumables. In its original form, the light was created to encourage people to interact with the materials involved in making a product and reflect on the product's life cycle.
The prototype of a tabletop light in cardboard was developed into an acrylic solution, with the design also adaptable to wood and metal, and pendant and floor standing lamp applications. Core to the design intent is the manual dimming capability of the light through changing of length of the light, thereby transforming the footprint and ambience created. There is no single version of Filter because the design allows each consumer to create a beautiful, functional light in a variety of ways.
Filter was the winner of the People's Choice Award as part of the 2011 LightCycle competition.