This week I have been experimenting with 3 Dimensional Design, which lead to me researching various designers such as John Maeda, Max Lamb and Jason Miller. One piece of design I admired was Jason Miller’s ‘Endless L.E.D light system’. Jason Miller was inspired by 1970’s interior design trend Supergraphics. This inspiration is visible from the flowing lines which lead your eye around the room and the simple design which is used to frame the room.
Although Miller’s design is much more industrial looking than the Supergraphics design and is not brightly coloured, the Supergraphics design and Miller’s L.E.D lights serve an identical purpose; to frame a room and guide your eyes around the space, making the space look bigger.
I really like how Miller’s design can be upgraded by the consumer by adding extra lengths or curves, meaning that they can adjust it to their own living/business space and if their spaces change they can easily adjust the lighting system to fit the space. I also love how the lights can be suspended from the ceiling or walls with metal rods which look contemporary and don’t take a lot of attention away from the lights. Furthermore, I think that the lights would fit well in an urban living environment as they remind me of London tube maps with the curves and ‘endless’ lines.
Miller’s design has made me realise that simple design can be very effective and beautiful, whilst retro influences don’t necessarily mean colour or even 3D inspirations.