“The more we bring design for development to the forefront, the brighter our collective future will be.” says Theunis Snyman, Founder & Industrial Designer, Basic Design
The Vancouver-based social enterprise aims to redefine the value of waste by giving a second life to landfill-bound materials and creating unique, cruelty-free products. A percentage of sales is donated to the Basic Community Fund in support of social projects designed to help others meet their basic needs.
Basic Design has created a stupendous installation titled We Will Learn as part of L A M P 2014, an international lighting design competition featuring a curated exhibition of 10 jury-selected finalists. The installation is selected from over 50 worldwide lighting design entries – with a unique take on the event’s theme of ‘Fibre’. Basic Design interpreted this theme as ‘Moral Fibre’ and took the opportunity to make a statement that light is a luxury in many parts of the world.
The installation comprises of a series of solar powered bottle cap lights designed for use in rural villages with little or no access to electricity, where students are often unable to study after dark.
“Through the 2014 L A M P design competition, we hope to raise awareness about our vision to bring light to those in need by creating a beautiful installation with unconventional materials.” explains Snyman
Exploded view of concept design of the cap & 3D printed prototype of the bottle with cap
The exhibition launches with an opening reception on November 20, 2014 and runs until November 24th at 188 Kingsway in Vancouver, BC.
Design Team Credit: Theunis Snyman & Jesi Carson
Original Bottle Cap Light Research and Design Team Credit:
Theunis Snyman, Jeremy Lee, Jeremy Calhoun & Elizabeth Eng for Emily Carr University of Art and Design