Clove Lamp design by 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).