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A modern minimalist task lamp, using materiality and form to create beauty without sacrificing function.
A modern minimalist task lamp, using materiality and form to create beauty without sacrificing function.
A modern minimalist task lamp, using materiality and form to create beauty without sacrificing function.
48 backers pledged $29,799 to help bring this project to life.

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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D'Jinn (pronounced: gin) sits on the line between design and art. At it's core, it is a task lamp designed to shed light on your work. The execution though is an exploration of geometry and material. All of the materials are left in their natural state, giving the components an honest look and allowing the natural properties to provide the function. Weight and friction are the only mechanical properties at play, executed without screws or fasteners. The result is the ability to pivot, rotate, and raise or lower in an intuitive way. 

I have been working on this lamp for quite some time. In 2014, I created a working proof of concept, but work and life soon got in the way. Returning to school in 2016, I brought the project back to life and finished the missing pieces. I've enjoyed documenting the process on my website (www.avbates.com), and through Instagram (@avbates). This Kickstarter campaign is my next step to getting d'Jinn available to you! I'm excited to get it out into the world. 

 

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Knowing I would share d'Jinn through Kickstarter, I worked with manufacturers and suppliers throughout my process to ensure a smooth final production. All of the parts you see have been designed (and in some cases re-designed) by me. Everything can be manufactured. All of the materials are high quality, and are presented in their raw state with no finish or coatings added. I envision d'Jinn becoming a magical source of light for your home or office. 

-Bates

Risks and challenges

I have been able to source all the materials for this lamp through the process of development. However, I do not have contracts with any manufacturers at present. It is possible that the timing will present a problem due to scheduling. I will keep my supporters informed of my progress and remain as transparent as possible.

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