For my plush night light project I wanted to explore a more natural yet abstract form. At the same time I have been becoming interested in nautical design, so I have tried to meld these two ideas into Beacon.
Beacon’s basic form is that of a sailboat, with a central mast, and much like the hull of a ship, the form is stretched over “ribs” giving it the form its structure. I also wanted to use natural materials, such as rope and unfinished wood.
If this were to exist in the real world, I could picture it as a night light perhaps in something like a private sailboat, a bedside table, or as a guide light, or beacon.
More process shots (thanks Katie)