The Professor Coolector, Dean of Cool at the London School of Coolection, appreciates what an asset budding designers can be, whom employ alternate interpretation and novelty of design into ordinary products, making them, extraordinary. For this, a fine example exists in the creative aurora, thinking and work of product and industrial designer Jonathan Gomez. Not long let loose from academia, but someone who The Coolector has on its register as a potential star pupil.
Mr Gomez’ recent creation, the Tête d’Ampoule, alternatively know by the less engaging translation, ‘Bulb Head’ was born of brief: to explore the quality of visual interaction; observing how children engage with objects and forms in their environment.
Choosing a lamp as his subject, Jonathan’s objective was to take the fittings of a lamp, which ordinarily would be hidden; the bulb socket and cord, strip away their common housings and make these the central, integral part of the design and user engagement. What resulted was a child’s bedside lamp that could illuminate charm and ascend to a summit of unique and playful design, all by turning the typical into the atypical. Mr Gomez, your honorary degree from the London School of Coolection is on its way!
You get a real feel for the design process in the excellent photos below:
You can take a look at Gomez’s portfolio of work over at Behance.