Students: Ami Nigam, Margarita Moshonkina, Abraham Ninan
Tutors: Alexandre Dubor, Tomas Martin Agudo , Ricardo Valbuena
Fabrication Process – 3D Printing
Material Used – PLA Arctic White 2.85mm
Time Taken – 7.40 Hours Machine Time


The Pivot lamp is 3D printed to hide it’s complexity and appear simple. The lamp is composed of 6 simple cylindrical rings which pivot about a wooden pipe that is concealed within a undulating mass that form the internal walls. These walls allow for a dramatic diffusion of light depending on the distance between the 2 walls that varies form 1mm to 10mm.

The pivot allows the user to interact with the object and creates different variations in the quality of light achieved.




Pivot Lamp is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2016/17.