Bekir Kelceoglu, instructor of industrial and interaction design in the School of Design, was named one of ten 2016 finalists in the “established” category of LAMP, a competition that aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets.
Kelceoglu’s entry, Stellar, features a crown and pedestal made out of highly polished chrome rods attached together with point-welding. The feet and the neck of the pedestal are solid iron, providing necessary stability. The actual light fixture is a Bluetooth controlled RGB-LED system, which has a rechargeable battery.
“Stellar represents the origin and the birth of our universe,” says Kelceoglu in his concept statement. “Like everything else, light was born in there and ever so expanding to every direction. Hard geometric angles and diverging lines enforces the great explosion image.
“Stellar was designed as two separate pieces, so the user can carry his/her universe anywhere he/she wishes. Smart processor inside the light globe provides many customization options, such as color, intensity, and/or sensor integration.”
Passionate about design and emerging technology, Kelceoglu has been actively teaching, researching and designing architectural products for more than 10 years. Originally from Turkey, he has a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture from Anadolu University, Turkey, and a master of fine arts degree in industrial design development from the Ohio State University.