UPHILL ROLLER PRINCIPLE
Oak wood , steel wire, LED
40cm x 15cm x 10cm
The uphill roller is invented through a mechanical experiment. This experiment appears to defy gravity.
The project Climbing lamp is started from a principle called ’Uphill roller’ discovered by William Leybourn.
Uphill roller experiment
Structure-built: full system consist of 2 elements. First double sided cone lamp. Each sides got different material and one facing to wall is designed to emit and (produce) soft light and side which facing to user will have oak wood finish with a tiny hole drilled in. 2nd part is pathway which lamp rolls up.
2 oak wood funnels attached to wall and connected by metal wire diverges as it goes up. When user interacts and gives gesture cone rolls up and at the end of path lamp naturally gets wired and emits. There is switch built in electricity cord so user can use both ways to switch the light.
Matching into human scale: 2 identical cones which has 60mm if radius 45mm of height makes double sided cone lamp. It got 500 mm length path ramps up. Entire lightening system is designed to be hanged on wall around 1500mm of height which will be average person eye level.
And, the design concept is “dot, line and surface”.
Through its simple but unusual design by covering large surface it is easily recognizable and act as a wall sculpture object that can be used as house decoration.