© 2018 by Lillian Krieger. 

ILLUMINATE

Modular clamshell tent that projects patterns onto its surroundings

This module clamshell tent, influenced by organic forms found in nature, creates a quiet, intimate setting that can be used for relaxing, sketching, reading, etc. Inspired by the illumination of tents at night time, texture and light are used to alter the atmosphere surrounding it, casting delicate shadows on anything near.

PRODUCT CONTRACT

matching user needs to engineering specifications

CUSTOMER NEED

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTE

ENGINEERING SPEC.

Easy set up

- few set up and tear down steps

- few parts

- 3 poles, mechanism to open & close

Can be used on different surfaces

- stable

- ability to tension to ground

Easily stored

- size

- collapsible

Easy to get in & out of

- accessible /

- easy to open & close

- ability to tension to ground

Multiple uses

- adjusts to group size

- modular / linking system

Multiple uses

- adjusts to group size

- modular / linking system

ARTIST INTENT

OBJECT ATTRIBUTE

DESIGN SPEC.

- play with materials

- play with light & shadow

Alter visual space around tent

MULTIPURPOSE

two tents in one

A modular tent shape provides the ability to alter the use of the tent. 

The full tent provides more privacy and a sense of enclosure while the half "V" shape provides an open and airy experience. 

MATERIALS

construction of the tent

A Lace material gives an added detail to this tent, and casts intricate patterns on all of its surroundings.

Given the Clamshell design the tent easy expands and contracts.

A prototype jig was created that has hinges to allow for the tent to open and close for easy access.  It is made out of PVC pipes, wood blocks and hinges. 

IDEATION

sketches and form exploration

PROTOTYPE

mockup & pattern making 

PROTOTYPE

final