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Öström, Selma (2011) In Diploma work
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
Without light we would not be able to see anything. Our eyes react to the energy in the light and gives us the signals we need to percieve our surrondings. But there is not only one way to see; it depends as well on the eyes them selves, the surroundings of the observer and the consiousness of the observer to what it is he/she actually sees.
I noticed that sharp sunlight has great effect on how we see something compared to electrical light. Not in the way it alters our mood (even though that is a part of the experience it self) but how the behaviour of the light allows us to see the objects it reflects upon. For me this became the focus of my project; what is it that sunlight allows us to see really?
In my work I have followed the... (More)
Without light we would not be able to see anything. Our eyes react to the energy in the light and gives us the signals we need to percieve our surrondings. But there is not only one way to see; it depends as well on the eyes them selves, the surroundings of the observer and the consiousness of the observer to what it is he/she actually sees.
I noticed that sharp sunlight has great effect on how we see something compared to electrical light. Not in the way it alters our mood (even though that is a part of the experience it self) but how the behaviour of the light allows us to see the objects it reflects upon. For me this became the focus of my project; what is it that sunlight allows us to see really?
In my work I have followed the sunlight from its bare physics, to the meeting with objects, to the reflections reaching our eyes and its signals to the brain and how we, in the end, percieve what it is we see. After this quite theoretical part I have done my own visual study of light. I have tried to describe this in words with the help of some pictures I have taken. This became the base for my modelling exercises.
Then I looked to consious seeing, through the eyes of artists and learned about their relation to light. What does the perspective mean to a painter, how does shadow affect an architect and how do a photographer relate to contrasts? It gave me the knowledge of how others have related to light in a sculptural way. I have done my research with the intention of manifesting my new knowledge in the shaping of four chairs and a table.
The furniture should be as simple, yet elegant, as possible as to not draw too much attention from the changes they have gone through. When I made them I started out with a basic shape, on to wich I later applied my vision of how they would appear if they were standing in bright sunlight.
In one of the final stages of my project I made a 1:5 scale model of the furniture, after a thorough research of how a ”basic” chair and table would look like. I used this models to decide what light condisions I wanted as well as a tool of investigating how the final models would be remodelled. Though this was a great help I still needed to know how this remodelling should be made in detail.
I made scetch models out of clay. Though rough in their expression the clay models told me how to go on. From that point I could do the drawings needed and build my final models in the workshop. (Less)
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author
Öström, Selma
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--11/50141—SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
Swedish
id
2019340
date added to LUP
2011-07-05 13:55:23
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2011-07-05 13:55:23
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  abstract     = {Without light we would not be able to see anything. Our eyes react to the energy in the light and gives us the signals we need to percieve our surrondings. But there is not only one way to see; it depends as well on the eyes them selves, the surroundings of the observer and the consiousness of the observer to what it is he/she actually sees.
I noticed that sharp sunlight has great effect on how we see something compared to electrical light. Not in the way it alters our mood (even though that is a part of the experience it self) but how the behaviour of the light allows us to see the objects it reflects upon. For me this became the focus of my project; what is it that sunlight allows us to see really?
In my work I have followed the sunlight from its bare physics, to the meeting with objects, to the reflections reaching our eyes and its signals to the brain and how we, in the end, percieve what it is we see. After this quite theoretical part I have done my own visual study of light. I have tried to describe this in words with the help of some pictures I have taken. This became the base for my modelling exercises.
Then I looked to consious seeing, through the eyes of artists and learned about their relation to light. What does the perspective mean to a painter, how does shadow affect an architect and how do a photographer relate to contrasts? It gave me the knowledge of how others have related to light in a sculptural way. I have done my research with the intention of manifesting my new knowledge in the shaping of four chairs and a table.
The furniture should be as simple, yet elegant, as possible as to not draw too much attention from the changes they have gone through. When I made them I started out with a basic shape, on to wich I later applied my vision of how they would appear if they were standing in bright sunlight.
In one of the final stages of my project I made a 1:5 scale model of the furniture, after a thorough research of how a ”basic” chair and table would look like. I used this models to decide what light condisions I wanted as well as a tool of investigating how the final models would be remodelled. Though this was a great help I still needed to know how this remodelling should be made in detail.
I made scetch models out of clay. Though rough in their expression the clay models told me how to go on. From that point I could do the drawings needed and build my final models in the workshop.},
  author       = {Öström, Selma},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Format av ljus},
  year         = {2011},
}