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"Parasitic" floor lamp #1: Intro

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 08-22-2021 06:29 PM 881 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The movie “Parasite” was full of eye candy for those that gravitate towards a modern, minimalist style. One piece of set dressing that caught my eye was the tripod floor lamp that was in the living room of the Park house.

The light it gave-off was more atmospheric than illuminating, and I couldn’t quite make out how the light box was constructed to shape the light like it did. It took some googling to track down more photos of the lamp designed and built by the Korean artist Bahk Jong Sun. Among other sites, 1stdibs.com had some good images that revealed louvers that were used to adjust the light.

In the spirit of the movie, I decided that I’d be a parasite and make a copy of the lamp. I used it as an opportunity to get some experience with Sketchup. I didn’t fully model the lamp, but it did help to work out the size and proportions.

In homage to the movie, here’s what I came up with.

I started with the turret, which I’ll describe next.



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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 08-23-2021 04:06 PM

I am a big fan of Parasite but must admit that I missed that lamp. Interesting concept, definitiely, as you write, more athmosphere than lighting. Looking forward to follow along!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Ross Leidy

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#2 posted 08-23-2021 07:50 PM



I am a big fan of Parasite but must admit that I missed that lamp. Interesting concept, definitiely, as you write, more athmosphere than lighting. Looking forward to follow along!

- kaerlighedsbamsen

It’s sculpture masquerading as lighting. :)

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 08-23-2021 09:29 PM


It s sculpture masquerading as lighting. :)

Indeed. And what a sculpture that is!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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