Cordillera - Lighting fixture

A formal synthesis of the mountainsides permits the appreciation of the basic geometry hidden behind such natural landmarks; this formal singularity also provides a series of planar interconnected surfaces that work perfectly dissipating the light, creating a great source of indirect illumination.
This weekend project was born from the necessity for products that support local identity; going beyond the obvious icons and stretching the use of common materials normally unexploited.
The geometry of this lighting fixture holds the real proportions of the five highest peaks of the north of the South American Andes, also called “Sierra Nevada Venezolana”. 
Cordillera is made of heavyweight paper, which is structured by internal folds. Thin sheets of polystyrene provide structure reinforcement and also act as subtle light disseminators.
The sharp volumes of the lamp pursue the breaking of the continuity and formal simplicity of the walls on which the fixture is placed.