Brief :
The concept of the lamp, derived from the study of the nautilus shell, is to defuse light with the use of overlapping twisting wood panels that vary in size, allowing different intensities of light to spill through. Each wood panel is nestled into two bases, one at the top of the lamp, acting also as a support for the light bulb, and one near the bottom of the lamp, which rotate in opposite directions, creating a twist in each panel that intensifies as the panels decrease in size. To further assist in the twisting, the panels were cut to have the grain of the wood running in the horizontal direction and were then soaked in warm water for 90 minutes. Once connected, one can observe the different light diffusions produced by the varying panel widths, lengths, and degree of twisting.