Digital Structures lightboxDesign, 2015
The Digital Structures lightbox arose from a spur-of-the-moment idea to create an inspiring lightbox that brings our new logo to life and decorates our studio space. The lightbox was made entirely in one night and capitalized on spare LED strips and nylon straps from the Paperwave installation, as well as lots of Mitchell's reclaimed plywood.
Like our logo, the lightbox is abstracted from triangle modules. Each triangle's sides are laser cut from 1/8" plywood and assembled with wood glue. The triangles are then assembled together using slot-and-tab construction, which constrains all but one degree of freedom. The final assembly piece is a nylon tensioning strap, which which holds all the triangles into their assembled arrangement by snaking along the interior perimeter of each letter, much like the Paperwave.
The light diffusers on each triangle face are made of translucent polypropylene watercolor paper, which capture the daylight well and complement the plywood sides. In the nighttime, internal LED strips can be programmed to pulse colors for mood lighting.