Lighting student’s well-being – Creating a socially sustainable light for students in Scandinavia
This project is an exploration of how artificial lights are used to create atmospheres in a space, and how they enhance a student’s well-being. The focus is placed on students in Sweden, specifically those in one-room apartments. In this context artificial lighting is used to compensate for the lack of daylight hours. As such, the lights they have will impact how they go about their day.
The lamp displayed is designed to respond to the research question: To what extent can a versatile light source alter the atmosphere of a student’s space to enhance their wellbeing? There are two versions of the same lamp to show how a student has the possibility of making the same light using simple materials at home, thereby personalising it for themselves. The rotating shade is to give the user control of the light dispersion and change the atmosphere in their space, all aimed to enhance well-being.