My aesthetic roots for my main project have been steampunk always. I looked a few other aesthetics but when I started ideating the product, I could not associate any other aesthetic to it. My whole design process, my procurement, all key aspects have been derived from Steampunk aesthetic. In the beginning, I thought of different parts that I will potentially add to the product to show the aesthetic prominently, but due to COVID and other challenges, I reduced my scope to lesser parts. Now, my product showcases the steampunk aesthetic due to it’s antique look, rustic pipes, the steampunk skull I have used and the edison bulb on top. The bulb is an integral part of the steampunk aesthetic as it dates back to the past, when using a filament bulb was a trend. Apart from these things, to accentuate the look, I have added gears all over the product to make it look more “steampunky”.
This picture above describes why I chose the different aspects in my product, to stick to the steampunk aestehtic.