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Luminaria Flap

Project developed with Maquina-Herramienta class Design Team

The goal was to create a decorative lamp that would allow the user to modify and play with the luminance and luminous flux, thus creating different environments with the same object. Likewise, the product should be a central object of the user's decoration.

A design exercise where group coordination was fundamental, since 15 people made up the design team. Different tasks were assigned with the common goal of achieving a successful design that met the initial expectations.
Thanks to a modular geometry, the objective is achieved and different technical innovations.



It began with a search for a niche market that was attractive, to study it and get interesting features about ir that could feed the project

"A small market whose needs are not being well served"

Main features


They have the possibility, economic and cultural to be pleasant. They use their free time for their hobbies, and what keep away from possible stress or eagerness.

They build a daily critical knowledge by direct experience and exploratory routine. They look for excellence in products that consume. They give a lot of importance to design, to aesthetics, and to the authenticity of the brand.

Concept proposal

Once the characteristics were seen, a basic scheme of operation was proposed, whose main characteristics were

Confrontation of obstacles
Luminance flexibility:
Flexibility of luminous flux:
Obstacle (ODR):

Aesthetics proposal

After defining the basic scheme of operation, each of the members of the team made a formal proposal for the luminaire. These were evaluated under the criteria of:


Different from other references,breaks paradigms


Ability to change, both formally and luminically.


Its use is simple and anyone can enjoy its features

Proposal development

The first aesthetic tests were made with non-functional prototypes and evolved to the definitive ones.

Sequence of use


The tests were aimed at determining the suitability of some features in the final proposal, such as materials, uses and modes of operations

Light tests are carried out through the use of 5 types of light bulbs: PAR-38 bulb, PAR-20 bulb, T2 spiral, Mini Lynx and Leds. In addition, materials with different physical characteristics are used, looking for the  way that the incidence of light on them can be altered, adding an intensity regulation variable

Warm and cold light


- LED lamps are more efficient

-They allow to vary intensity by means of regulator. desired


-Variety of color

-Compatible with the structural flexibility of the design

Tests are carried out with polyester resin and plastisol for the creation of a composite material, which will be one of the main characteristics of the luminaire.

Composite material


-The resin for its non-uniform composition is not ideal for the luminaire

-The materials thought as diffusers do not act as expected. There is no noticeable change

-The copper wire works as a structural material together with plastisol

-The obstacles with volume and cavities work better as refractors and reflectors


Finally, the necessary processes for the production of the luminaire were planned. Some information is reserved.