Derived from a flat material through a series of compound curves Engulf is made from 0.75mm sheet metal. The nested interlocking ‘shells’ took shape after studying the meticulous protective layering found throughout nature.
Precision scaling of each of the interlocking parts was achieved through many scale cardboard prototypes and CAD programs.
The sheet metal was laser cut, and then through the use of folding, bending and rolling the flat two dimensional material took on a three dimensional shape. Nesting the laser cut pattern was of a high priority to ensure the minimal amount of material was utilised.
The form is under constant tension and compression so tack welds ensure the light will keep its form if the
balance of tension and compression is ever upset. The light is powder coated a pearl white.
Engulfe Light feature in: (From top)
Curve, The Industrial Design Magazine
City Weekly magazine
• Queensland Home Magazine
Currently made from 0.75mm sheet metal Engulf has the potential to be made from 0.5 -1mm polycarbonate sheet. The Engulfe light has the potential to be made from various materials such as cardboard, polycarbonate, and this acrylic. By redesigning Engulf and making it out of polycarbonate engulfe could be flat packed and assembled by the end user, making it a more affordable