The project IRIDE is developed starting from applications of geometric researches about polyhedra, focused on platonic ones.
The proposal is made with the will of making a question about the main material, a particular type of limestone: Is it possible to link the traditional way of construction introducing high end solutions in the final product?
All this is declined in a composition that makes synergy, between stone and light, the really focal point.
The proposal takes inspiration from researches of Albrecht Durer and Leonardo Fibonacci about platonic polyhedra, with the will in having the purest design possible using algorithms and mathematical definitions.
After the analysis of the historical background, the work is focused on reproduction in code of the approach, introducing the definition of the 38 cm-large platonic dodecahedron and its dual one, the platonic icosahedron, putting them in proportion with functions and variables.
The overlapping of these shapes gives as output the main concept of the project.In terms of product making, the stone parts are worked by full blocks using 5-axis robotized cutter, while the plexiglass panels are laser creased with 2-axis digital laser cutter machines.
Iride is made of 20 modules: each module is made of a stone shape, a plexiglass panel, the led component including all the electronics and three steel connections, used for the assembly of the lamp. You can assembly it independently or on-site. It’s thinked to be assembled in two main parts, in order to have an easy access to the inside for maintenance.