Project 2: Artist Statement for "Licht"
Licht, meaning "light" in German, is an iPhone powered nightlight inspired by the designs of the great Dieter Rams. The nightlight utilizes an iPhone flashlight to provide the lighting for the device, a 55% transparent acrylic disk to diffuse the light, a 3D-printed housing, and a laser-cut red oak wood grille. There are four grilles that accompany this piece, each one drawing from a speaker grille designed by Dieter Rams for radios. Licht allows one to repurpose old iPhones to a new life of providing light. Licht's minimalist form factor and functionality make it well suited for many environments.