NUCLEI is a wall hanging lamp that brings the visual associations of unseen yet familiar world into a space through optical texture with colored patterns when it’s lit. An object with smooth warped surface changes the appearance dramatically between lit and unlit states. The warping surface is made of two layers of polyolefin film (commonly known as shrink wrap) with a combination of different paints of various fluidity sandwiched inside, and the heat application on the film creates unexpected interactions among paints as well as with trapped air inside the layers. In daylight, the object presents itself as a smooth and solid volume of dark complexion without a hint of what it is made of or what it does. When the light is turned on, the colored pattern emerges on the surface as if an image of nebulae in a faraway dark space or microscopic view of cells through bio-imaging. It is an exploration on the relationship between the seen and the unseen visual familiarities applied to the function of lighting fixture.
▼壁灯点亮前后对比，comparison of lit on and close up the lamp
The profile of object was generated by the image of cell division (mitosis) with two cores that house the dimmable LED lamps. The core part is lifted off from the back panel with two transparent tubes placed perpendicular to the back panel. The inside of the back panel is painted in black, which absorbs the inner reflection and make the unlit surface appear solid and externally reflective.
▼随温度变化展现独特肌理，the surface of lamp is changing with the heat
两片薄膜涂抹各种颜色的亚克力金属涂料，油基的着色的黑色涂料和少量的水浮在在内表面上。 这两层膜被压靠在一起之后，与透明的管子一起被放置在背板周围作为灯泡，然后将所有边缘紧紧固定在背面。 当热风枪被施加于表面时，夹层相互作用，并且随着膜层的收缩和压力移动以形成最佳表面。 在整个加热过程中，图案的颜色和尺寸，以及捕获的气泡和水的位置都会发生变化。
Two sheets of film were prepared with various colors of acrylic metallic paint, oil-based pigmented black paint, and a small amount of water on the inside facing surfaces. After these two layers are pressed against each other, they are placed around the panel with transparent tubes for light bulbs, securing all the edges in the back to tightly hold the films. When the heat gun is applied on the surface, the sandwiched contents interact with each other as well as move around with pressure as the layers of film shrink to form the optimal surface. The patterns of colors and the sizes and positions of trapped air bubbles and water evolve throughout the heating process.
壁灯宽30厘米宽，高60厘米，两个隆起约15厘米。 不同于固定的墙壁灯，背面的照明悬挂装置使得此壁灯能够通过绳索在墙壁上悬挂并且移动。 这些壁灯也可以随意组合，在墙壁上创造独特的图形效果。
It is 30cm wide and 60cm tall with about 15cm bulging out in two peaks. Rather than fixed wall sconces, the hanging mechanism of this lighting in the back enables the object to be hung and moved around in space with the cord. They can also be hung as a group, which creates its own graphic effect of the objects on a wall.
▼多灯组合展示，lamp can be hung as a group
The rather unassociable form of NUCLEI, when it’s lit and the colored patterns emerge from the dark background, triggers our visual association to expand to natural worlds that are unseen with naked eyes and yet strangely familiar.
▼点亮的壁灯带来独特的视觉感受，the lit up lamp express a unique vision