Tuesday, 5 April 2011
It's my intention that the zoetrope function as a beautiful item of furniture independently of its performance abilities. The design is a typical example of form follows function. A stand to achieve the correct height, a box to house the mechanism and a cylindrical shutter for the animation. There is certainly a similarity to a floor light. As the shutter contains an array of LED's that can be turned on with or without the animation, the similarity is not merely aesthetic. The stand will be manufactured from quality hardwood whilst the box and shutter will be finished in a similar veneer.