University of East London presents ten student lighting designs

A curved copper-coloured light referencing the tube-like architecture of a bike and a "deconstructed lamp" are included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at the University of East London.

Also included is a lamp designed to appear like a chocolate treat and another that references the "feelings that we place in a box".


University of East London

School: University of East London
Courses: BA Interior Design
Tutors: Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright

School statement

"Focusing on personality, materiality and making, the BA (Hons) Interior Design programme at the University of East London, led by Dr Keef Winter, allows students' identity to be expressed through the playful process and detailed fabrication.

"In-Agora was a design brief that tasked year two students to analyse and propose a sustainable shop design with a particular purpose, such as a dancewear store, a tea ceremony, a chocolatier, a fabric shop, a skincare salon, a library or a children's bookstore just to name a few.

"By using the design and making of a full-sized lamp prototype to inform their proposals, the students were challenged to remodel a long and thin existing shop unit on the dwindling High Street of Powis Street in Woolwich, London.

"This challenged students to produce innovative lighting designs while also connecting shape and form to the possibilities offered by different materials. From gas canisters and cement pouring to copper-pipe bending, laser cutting and metal welding, woodwork and the integration of electrical parts – the different processes involved lent themselves to an exploration of lifestyle, personality, materiality and colour in interior design while aiming to bring back life to a community high street under pressure from gentrification."


University of East London

Jagged by Jazmine Fagbayi

"This bright neon lamp is a prototype based on sharp angles that are seen in their research of dynamic shop design. It also references the use of concrete as a material but with a painterly texture to show the handmade quality. For the design, it was crucial to get a lightbulb that worked with the sharp corners."

Student: Jazmine Fagbayi
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1831657[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Chocolat Blanc by Julia Florian

"Chocolate Blanc by Julian Florian is a lamp inspired by the look and taste of chocolate. Here, Florian has created a lamp full of personality designed as a 'sweet delight' illuminating a dark space.

"Using a playful design process, Florian's lighting design references the warm hues and geometric angles of luxury desserts and chocolate treats."

Student: Julia Florian
Course: BA Interior Design
Tutor: Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright


University of East London

En Route by Tasneem Mohammed

"Tasneem Mohammed has constructed a playful copper coloured curved lamp inspired from the anatomy of a bike.

"Using various mixtures of metals, she has designed a luminous accessory curved and moulded into shape. The design intends to reference the tube-like shapes seen in traditional bike's architecture."

Student: Tasneem Mohammed
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutor:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1952670[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Serendipity by Yoana Miglencheva

"Serendipity is a striking light that references the occurrence of making pleasant and desirable discoveries by pure accident. The process of designing the lamp followed the experimentation of literary references.

"Here Miglencheva has bordered the text with high quality of acrylic, LED and reflective materials, designed to bring the viewer back into the frame."

Student: Yoana Miglencheva
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutor:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1823572[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Emotions by Khushi Servi

"This delicate and otherworldly light by Khushi Servi is designed to reference both the formal and informal movement of emotions through our bodies and minds.

"The design includes three transparent boxes with luminous white tubes held inside. Servi's design intends to reference how sometimes we place our feelings in a box."

Student: Khushi Servi
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1942076[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Rhapsody by Nicusor Pocitar

"This geometric lamp designed by Nicusor Pocitar is inspired by music – episodic yet integrated, euphoric and epic.

"That's how Pocitar felt when while designing their lamp, and they believe that's how everybody should feel while living. Pocitar was inspired by a song called 'Pop Smoke' by the artist called Invincible."

Student: Nicusor Pocitar
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1929253[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Blue moitié by Zainab Jimoh

"Here Zainab Jimoh has reinvented the standard form of a lamp with a new playful design. Jimoh has deconstructed a standard light's base and slide it into two parts, one solid coloured plaster and one painted metal void.

"Jimoh enjoys how the light has coloured tints upon the metal, something that they have tried to achieve in their boutique jewellery design also."

Student: Zainab Jimoh
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1955339[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Flow by Laylaa Osman

"Flow by Laylaa Osmon is a white sculptural light that has a copper edge. It is designed to have a delicate and floaty aesthetic and references the light and airy materials often found in a boutique dance-wear shop."

Student: Laylaa Osman
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1961121[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Con Lámpara by Ivanka Ivanova

"Ivanka Ivanova's lighting design's shape was made from a thermoplastic sheet using cut tubes and a vacuum-forming machine.

"Ivanova cast concrete into the plastic form and got this final result when the mixture dried. The bubbles of concrete begin to imitate the volume of the lightbulb."

Student: Ivanka Ivanova
Course:
BA Interior Design
Tutors:
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright
Email:
u1916924[at]uel.ac.uk


University of East London

Pastel Pink Stimulation by Solveiga Murauskaite

"This sustainable lamp prototype is made from PLA, a plant-based bio-plastic 3D printing filament. It is made from starch which is a common waste product and fully biodegradable and non-toxic.

"It represents the future of a better and more environmentally conscious life. Sustainability should and could be fun, forward-thinking and part of our everyday life."

Student: Solveiga Murauskaite
Course: 
BA Interior Design
Tutor: 
Keef Winter, Pol Gallagher, Anastasia Karandinou and Andy Wright


Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and the University of East London. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.