Week two, Monmouth

The week had started of by reflecting back at the research that had been discovered and looked into last week, and the decision to go grab samples of materials to a better understanding of contrast of the different materials available.

This process did inspire me to creatively do rough sketches and simple elements of materials and also the 60’s style that was quite insightful when doing my sketches. I have also come to a conclusion about the type of lighting I want to focus on for Monmouths design ideas, that is creating a small table lamp lighting as for a decorative look. I feel like I’m still unsure of the idea of colour scheme of the lamp but have the option to explore while I do further more sketch ideas. Over the week I’ve also come across a few designers that strongly focus their designs on lighting, as a guidance of inspiration.

E.C.C lighting and Bo Concept store was an amazing field trip, giving me a starting point of ideas and allowing me to have a fair understanding what’s on the market at the moment and the trends that are following up with the different types of designers.

Observation made on the Thursday 7th may, was interesting were the group was invited to come to the Monmouth studio and observe the glass blowing process and gain a better understanding the methods and work involved when producing on the glass pendant lighting.

The next meeting has been confirmed on the Thursday to discus conceptual design ideas and hopefully get feedback and guidance as part of the process into further development.

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