The blinds can be adjusted depending on the amount of light desired.

The 'light spots' are each a single compact fluorescent bulb.

Detail at the bottom of the light.

Assignment: Task Light.

For the Formgiving class I took in the last year of my Product Design major at Stanford, our assignment was to create a 'task light'. I chose meditation as the task.

After making sketches of some thoughts and ideas I decided to create a light source that was large (this is about 3 feet by 4 feet) with a soft quality of light.

I constructed everything myself except for the blinds, including the frame and the reflector. Even though I used compact fluorescents to save energy, the light quality is still warm due to manipulations in the way light filters through.