Latitude Lamp: A Global Lighting Product Customized to Local Conditions
The Latitude Lamp, designed by Nea-studio, is a solar-powered light fixture that emits atmospheric light. The fixture can be fabricated in many different set-ups according to the user’s location or latitude. 3D printing technology was used to convert the initial product idea into a functional prototype.
Solar-Power from Custom Latitudes
The Latitude Lamp is a perfect example of a product that is tailored for use at specific locations. The geometry of the lamp can be automatically updated in a digital CAD file so that the tilt of the solar panel changes according to latitude. By tilting the panel at different angles, the lamp’s capacity for electric power generation is optimized in its perpendicularity to the rays of the sun. The fixture can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Nea-studio: Model-making, Rapid Prototyping & Materials Experimentation
Nea-studio is a Brooklyn, New York based studio that was founded back in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker. The focus in their work is on architecture, product- and furniture design, landscape- and urban planning.
The studio operates in a project environment in which implementation takes place in parallel with model-making, rapid prototyping and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes, such as in this case, 3D printing. The practice maintains a cross disciplinary nature where sharing ideas is an essential part of work philosophy.