History of Design Presentation

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For my project, I decided to use Clara Driscoll’s “Wisteria Lamp” as a starting point, changing it into a more post-modernism version of the lamp with inspirations from Alessandro Mendini and Robert Venturi. Throughout the lamp that I redesigned, there are several aspects that are important especially in both Alessandro Mendini and Robert Venturi’s work. In the top of the lamp, I wanted to represent the top of Clara Driscoll’s lamp where it looks like the root-like shadow taking over the lamp. Instead of making it a completely similar to Clara Driscoll’s, but still not venturing too off of the characteristics during the Art Nouveau period, I made some parts of the top and the lamp as a whole symmetrical and asymmetrical. In Robert Venturi’s “Vana Venturi House” it’s clear that while the shapes are geometrical and simple, there are aspects of the house that are not entirely symmetrical. I wanted to combine both post-modernism with the Art Nouveau period. In the middle section that wraps around the lamp, I wanted to have a similar representation to Alessandro Mendini’s “Proust Armchair” and how he used pointillism art, but instead of dots, I chose to do squares, which are a more sharp and geometric shape. I wanted to keep the bottom sections more simple with basic shapes such as triangles and rectangles mostly because I felt that while Alessandro Mendini combined many shapes and colors together, Robert Venturi kept most of his architecture simple like the “Vana Venturi House”. While I wanted to represent and keep most of Clara Driscoll’s work still included in it. When it came to colors, I wanted to come as similar to the original “Wisteria Lamp” as much as possible so I used different shades of the following colors: Blue, Green, Yellow, Black/Gray.





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