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Designer: Afterall - Joanna Bean Martin and Ike Martin
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Glo Lamp is a pendant lamp made from electroluminescent wire, mahogany and brass.
Our challenge was to design/build a "lamp" with Electroluminescent Wire (Glo Wire). We discovered E.L. Wire as a medium for installations and were inspired to work with it. We played around with various "glo-wire-as-light-source" scenarios. After seeing an original acrylic/filament pendant lamp hanging at a friend's house we thought it would be interesting to mimic what the mono-filament was doing, but with glo wire.
Core77: What's the latest news or development with your project?
We're working on a similar design for a table base.
What is 1 quick anecdote about your project?
Finishing this project was on our To Do list before our baby was born. We finally got to it about 48 hours before he came. We were surpised it took the two of us working together for four hours to string the 260 feet of glo wire.