The inspiration for this project came when I was getting ready for bed. As I walked to bed I took off my watch and ear rings and threw them on the nearest clean space on my night stand. However, I had to move my light to find a bigger clean pace for my phone. This is when I wondered what kind of night stands were out there that incorporated enough space for a phone and ear rings while also keeping the light out the way.
My room is a mix of different types and colors of wood, so I only thought it was fair I try to combine a few materials with a wood, such as Walnut. Below is some of the light scrap available at Building 61 at the Boulder Public Library.
Both of these prototypes were made using cardboard and hot glue. The first prototype was originally more of a night stand topper or a very thin floating night stand. This concept incorporated a concept of a built in phone charger, a watch stand/charger, a couple compartments for watches, ear rings, and pocket change. The box represents a rectangular lamp in the corner. This night stand was meant to be perched on the left hand side of the bed.
The second prototype was more of a night stand with room for books, a phone charger, a glass of water, a compartment for ear rings, pocket change, an L-shaped light, and a display showing the date, time, weather, and possibly an alarm.
The compartment labeled phone charger will be a wireless built in port that goes underneath the wood itself. The wood will be a light maple or white plywood, since it is easier to get consistent colors on things that didn’t use to be alive. There will be a dark brown leather vinyl in a triangular shape on the top and the side furthest from the bed. This will make room for the bronze accented light that will contain the display and holder. This light will be dynamic to ensure that it can be rotated or tilted.
Overall this design represents something that looks very minimalistic, but will have a lot of texture and dynamic pieces integrated into it.
Walnut Stock (cut to size), L Brackets, Saws, Drills, Paint, Leather Vinyl, Copper, LED Lights