Scandelabra #7 / Lisa Zainuddin

Zainuddin, Lisa (2021) Scandelabra #7 / Lisa Zainuddin. In: Design Decoded 2021 : Art Exhibition. Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah. ISBN 9789672948131 (Submitted)


Being a practitioner of sustainable design, I crafted #7 lovingly and conscientiously from unwanted porcelain, ceramic and glass pieces; namely a jam jar, a pickle jar, a ceramic plant pot, a dipping bowl and a side plate. Each item was drilled through carefully and painstakingly with a diamond coated drill bit and threaded through with a piece of metal rod with a screw thread. Both ends of the lamp were secured without the use of any toxic adhesive. Being a designer, I simply couldn’t top the lamp with just any lampshade, could I? The shade was curated purposefully, taking design principles of proportion and contrast into consideration. The lampshade was also upcycled with recyclable materials, to merge the two forms together, in order to create a new wholesome aesthetic experience. To top it off, the final creation was fitted with an energy saving light bulb to light up any space it occupies. Having created Scandelabra #7 this way, the concept of cradle-to-cradle that at the end of what is now it’s second life, is realised. This lamp can be truly recycled or upcycled once again directly or indirectly, as this functional piece of art is free from additional harmful materials and additives and will not harm the planet if broken down to its core.


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Zainuddin, Lisa
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Arts and crafts movement
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Decoration and ornament. Design > Special subjects for design
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Interior decoration. House decoration
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Keywords: Sustainable design, lampshade, principles of proportion, aesthetic experience, scandelabra
Date: 2021
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