Continuing off of my initial aesthetic exploration of the futuristic style, I hope to incorporate this style into my upcycle project.
One of the key aspects of the futuristic aesthetic is light and its seamless incorporation. To exemplify this incorporation, here are a few examples from a house designed by Geometrix Design. Notice how the lights are not simply bulbs in the ceiling, but rather relatively large panels with varying complexity placed around the room. At first glace, some of the lights can be difficult to identify, such as the large light panel behind TV, while other lights such as the angled panels in the bedroom wall stand out. Nonetheless, the lights fit seamlessly within the space.
There are many other aspects of the above design that give it the futuristic feel, but the main emphasis for this post is the light incorporation. To give a more targeted example, see the examples of desktop lights below. These lights keep the same diffused / recessed feel of the above designs, but on a much smaller scale. The more the light can be incorporated seamlessly, the better. Ideally, you wouldn’t even necessarily notice there was a light (despite how flashy and attention grabbing some of these lights are products may seem).
One very cool design I found while researching these futuristic light incorporations was a collection of designs by Sattler. These ring shaped lights fit very well with the futuristic aesthetic, and work to incorporate lighting with the diffused, recessed look.
While I do not have a set design for my upcycling project, I have a lot of inspiration to draw on. The biggest challenges I will face are finding materials to use and figuring out a way to assemble them so that it feels seamless and intentional. I have several lights from previous projects that I can use as well as quite a few other materials that seem to lend to this aesthetic. In my next post, I hope to have a design started and have the materials all ready to go.
[ Image Links and References ]
https://www.geometrix.ru/works/w/?id=55&lang=eng via https://www.impressiveinteriordesign.com/exciting-new-apartment-with-futuristic-design-elements-that-are-truly-unforgettable/