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Praja
 Cordless luminaire

“Praja” is a lamp focused around your creativity.

Designed for restaurants and homes, it’s a canvas to enhance spaces by fusing lighting and decorative elements.

Exhibited at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

within light light exhibition.

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Restaurant or Home,
TABLES GET MESSY

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Excess decorations are not

"the more the merrier"

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Then how to retain the

simplicity & elegance of dining?

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& be inspired by

nature

Goals

Increase tablespace usage

Make lighting versatile

Simplify decorative elements

Ensure sufficient light

Setting LED height

to define dimensions that ensures sufficient light spread around the table and the users

my date

Finalizing concept

with light hovering above the water

Re-iterating

to a singular pillar for a delicate & simple look
with multiple 1:1 scale mockups

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Thermal Challenges

To overcome the thermal concerns of placing the battery on top of a 3W LED in a closed enclosure, I designed air channels throughout the fixture to dissipate heat.

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Aluminium body & glass base
11hrs at 300 Lumens
90CRI LED
Touch dimmer
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2700K LED

upgrade

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Radial-brush

alternate finish

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2700K LED

upgrade

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Radial-brush

alternate finish

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Learnings

I had to put a lot of emphasis on aesthetics and make the size as small as possible while maintaining the airy feeling and long term functionality. To overcome the thermal concerns of an LED in a closed enclosure, I designed hidden air channels throughout the cup to overcome this challenge.

The unibody design gave it strength and also the possibility of waterproofing it for the next iteration, especially after finding out how some users would love to have it even beside the bathtub during the exhibition in Stockholm, a scenario that never crossed my mind.

A few months later during my free time, I gave it a radial-brush finish manually using a cloth hanger as a fixture to turn the casing on and upgraded the LED to 2700k. This project helped me discover my passion for lighting design, which I took it further with Praja.2 and many other lighting design projects that you'll find here.