These are my three initial ideas. The first idea is a floating balloon lamp, the second one in the shape of a coin purse that lights up as soon as you turn on the light, and the last one is to change the light effect through the texture of the fabric.
Description of plush night light
My intention in designing this night light is to create a warm atmosphere for users by changing the lighting effects. It can be designed as a series of night lights of different sizes and placed on the bedside, desk, living room, etc. according to the needs of users.
Cloth is a material with a certain degree of flexibility, which can change the lighting effect through some simple fabric modification. I made diamond-shaped folds by sewing. When the fabric is stretched, the folds are deformed and the light will be different.
I first tried to make diamond folds on the black fabric to make a small model, but I finally found that the dark fabric did not transmit light, which failed.
Then I used white cloth to make a larger one. The diamond-shaped folds give it a certain degree of elasticity, and the light will change when the folds are deformed. Since the fabric is very soft and can’t support the feature, I used cardboard to support it.
The final model replaced the cardboard with anti-collision foam, which can transmit light and have a certain degree of support.
Description of parts & materials
Fabric (White&Black) / Led * 2(Yellow) / 4.5V Battery Pack / 3V Battery Pack/ AAA Battery *3 / Heat Shrink Tubing