Adams Pendant

Custom designed for a private residence in Southern California, the twin lanterns serve as hanging center pieces for the main gathering space. Given the height at which they were to be positioned and the space they were intended to illuminate, the goal of the design was to elicit a continuous modulation of light and motion around each pendant. By developing an algorithm that referenced a volume, an external ‘point’ of view, and an array of surface control vertices, a textured volume of non-repetitive sections was achieved. A selection of unique isoparametric curves that undulate in both latitude and longitude were then sampled to produce the resultant form.

Status: Completed, 2008
Client: Jeff Adams
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Team
Garett Hwang
Matt Trimble
Jenny Wu
Michal Szymanski