The lamp is a project developed as an exercise to use the laser cutter. By using cardboard opalina 61x54cm 250gr, as material and bending as technique we explored physic models. At first by simple shape of bended paper, the main structure has been distinguished. By this clarified beginning, we started thinking about the connections and the exact size of shapes to make it stable. The lamp fabrication was developed with a combination of two and three-dimensional modeling. Initially, each piece was developed in a two dimensional stage in order to understand the cutting process by using the laser cutter. With this exercise, we had the opportunity to experiment with different styles of cutting and engraving. Once we got the first idea with the two-dimensional projection, the modeling part by Rhino was a necessary tool to understand how the entire structure of the lamp works.
However, as our material was cardboard in combination with bending technique, we found more useful to cut pieces from the two dimensional model. This process gave us the opportunity to bend the cardboard as the design needed. In order to develop a more efficient work we put the engraved design as the first task for the laser cutter, and the cutting process as a second task. In general, the cutting process took a few minutes, and the final product was well done.

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