edition

2013

title

Winter Tide

author

Dagny Rewera (PL)

project website

http://www.bornanidea.com/#/wintertide/4579477162

degree

M.A. project

school

School of Design, Royal College of Art in London

supervisor

Tord Boontje

Winter Tide is an innovative contribution to the problem of individualization on a large scale. The natural freezing process inspired the design; it was used to create random patterns. Just as every snowflake is different, every lamp made with Dagny Rewera’s idea is unique. When the lamp is switched off the surface covers with crystals, creating a completely frozen picture. When the piece is turned on, the bulb heats up, making the ice crystals vanish, and leaving a transparent surface. After some time the light source cools, and the liquid freezes again. The design, inspired by the beautiful, delicate, and complex forms of ice crystals, bore fruit in lamps that display a magical phenomenon observed in nature.