suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
matt HUTCHINSON: As an exercise in parametric variation and control, the CLOVE lamps were developed with nearly the entire process/work-flow defined within a single parametric model – every aspect, from the global form all the way to final fabrication layout is parametric and associative. The final model was refined to accommodate specific size constraints, desired form, and maximum material efficiencies. By varying the degree of twist, the number of “cloves”, depth, and spacing of individual ribs, these lamps achieve a delicate modulation of light and visibility as well as a gradient glow which emanates through the undulating form. The warmth of the wood ribs blends subtly into a soft whiteness – the result of leaving the sides of the ribs natural wood and painting only the thin edges white (by hand).
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mH: natural forms, flora, works by Tara Donovan, NURBS
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mH: reading: ???, NYT Editorials / listening: Mux Mool, Bullion, US Royalty, iso50 playlists, npr / watching: TED Talks
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
mH: Kengo Kuma, Louise Campbell, UN Studios, R&Sie(n), WWEK (whiteweekendkites), isssstudio – to name a few.