WireShade Lighting Systems Increase Geometric Complexity

 - May 26, 2012
References: marctrotereau & contemporist
The materials, methods and principles used to make your more run-of-the-mill lampshades are explored in this concept of the WireShade. But designer Marc Trotereau went beyond the manufacturing of two circles and braces to create more complicated connections and more compelling forms.

In making a jig, he's able to braze three metal rods together, providing the opportunity to shape cubes and rectangular prisms from perpendicularly arranged pieces applied with Correx material. Sturdy clusters of protruding geometric masses begin to project from one another to create dramatic extensions from walls and ceilings. WireShade lights can also take the forms of table lamps and floor lamps that each cast off bright yellow illumination for a radiant contemporary quality.