illuminated Columns for Entryway
I worked with Caroline Bergelin to create inviting columns for events where Syncytium was presenting. They were intended to flank the entryway to our camp and provide illumination at night.
I was responsible for the column structure, and Caroline designed the acrylic panes for the light to shine through.
Since we brought these columns to events, I designed them to be made of flat, modular pieces that would interlock to assemble for easy transportation.
I began with cardboard prototypes, and then designed the parts in Illustrator. I used a Shopbot CNC to route the pieces out of OSB wood before cutting the final pieces out of plywood.
Caroline and I glued the acrylic panels to the wood and added UV lighting so the multi-colored acrylic would fluoresce.