Hey everyone, this is my first instructable, and i would like to share with you, how to make this Moresque inspired Lamp.
As the most of the instructables stuff, this project is :
- Easy to make, no special skills needed.
- Looks good
- Costs virtually nothing ! ( will looks great with cardboard )
and the i tried to make something original
searching on the internet i found this website : http://www.storeystreet.com/smlglobe.html
selling this nice looking lamp, so i wanted to make something similar ! ..
For those who are lucky enough to have a laser cutter, there is an advantage, for me, i cannot afford one, so i will use the traditional way !
The lamp can be made with any material, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, plywood .. you choose your material and color, the principle is the same.
For me i will use plywood with a 3 mm thickness for this project.
This is my first instructable i will try to do my best explaining things, if something is unclear bear with me, and feel free to ask :-)
Step 1: The design
So what way my inspiration ? ...... Traveling to southern spain and morocco, you will be amazed by the old mosaic, i was always fascinated by these , drawing them all the times, a quick search on the internet i found the patterns ( just search in google for : "arabic patterns" or something like this )
this website was too informativ too :
( pic's from google !)
I won't go in details into the design of the lamp since it is not an instructables of how to design the lamp, but I used 3ds max to model the sphere and texture it .. to see how it is going to turn out, when it is done, i tried to copy the model on paper, and some adjustments, here and there it worked out