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Recreating the Moooi Random light by Bertjan Pot

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There are a number of tutorials out there for this particular fixture. I recommend watching a few of them. I looked at about three before embarking on this and the result is below. This is only MY method of doing this project. I encourage you to experiment and find your own best way. And please feel free to share what you may have done differently.

Items needed:
One ball or balloon (your choice as to size) we used a 26" exercise ball
One skein yarn
2 Bottles of fabric hardener
an old bowl
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Light fixture canopy
enough wire to hang as low as you like
lamp holder
(everything below the dashed line to this point can be found in a "pendant fitter" kit from a hardware store.)

Two washers
Two wire lock (ferrules)

decorative bulb (I'm going with a sphere g25 clear 60 watt)
(everything below the dashed line to this point can be found in a "pendant fitter" kit from a hardware store.)

Two washers
Two wire lock

decorative bulb (I'm going with a sphere clear G25 60watt but hey, let your freak flag fly!)
 
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Step 1:

This is the Moooi Random light...retails for about $3500 and comes in white or black.  We wanted grey and did not want to pay $3500 dollars for the privilege so we started working! I can see doing this in any number of colors or using multiple colors on the same fixture. Be creative!  Think outside the box and make different shapes.  


lcollins1324 days ago
Here is the video I found. The green one is not on here though.
lcollins13 made it!24 days ago

this is the first one I made. I used xmas style lights as it was just going to be an accent light. I made another and used solar led lights and it is hanging out doors.looks nice at night hanging in the tree like a twinkling orb.

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twall2 (author)  lcollins1324 days ago
Very nice! I like the idea of using xmas lights.

Another thought would be to use flexible LED lights like these
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9W8CAS/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid

That way there is more control in their layout plus battery powered :)

Great ideas Lcollins!
Funny you should say that! I actually did that exact thing. I have a video of the 3 I made I will post. One is a small orb battery operated with the flexible led lights. Another is larger orb painted white inside and black outside and the solar led lights. The last is another large orb but Xmas lights and painted hunter green.
lcollins13 made it!24 days ago

this is the first one I made. I used xmas style lights as it was just going to be an accent light. I made another and used solar led lights and it is hanging out doors.looks nice at night hanging in the tree like a twinkling orb.

10575209_10204617642541894_7536628454435403042_o.jpg
science2211 months ago
You could try to tape down the bowl on to the ball, wrap the yarn around the entire ball and around the bowl, once dry you end up with a nice finished opening.

Great post Im thinking of making some for my dorm this upcoming year
twall2 (author)  science2211 months ago
A good thought, Science. Make sure to use a lightweight bowl and one without a lip on it.
mdeblasi111 months ago
I wonder how difficult it would be to create the lamp in the original material, epoxy dipped fiberglass?
twall2 (author)  mdeblasi111 months ago
I suppose it would depend on how comfortable you are with the material! I've never used it, but hey, first time for everything :)
jjdebenedictis11 months ago
Beautiful! And even more lovely for being only 1% the cost of the original. :D
Even if its 1% less or shooting the budget i would love and appreciate the hard work i have put into and satisfaction brings it to whole another level. And yes customization is the key in doing DIY's cost factor in another.