A FLASH of inspiration while rowing on Lake Wendouree led Nic Williams to design a lamp currently on show in Melbourne.
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The former Ballarat Grammar student and rower said his lamp was inspired by the shapes and curves that could be found in nature.
“The curved timber was based around the shape of a swan’s neck. The brass lamp shade was designed to replicate the shape of a shell and the way it rolls in on itself,” Mr Williams said.
The lamp, made out of European beech and brass, is on display at Top Designs 2016 – an exhibition showcasing 90 of Victoria’s top VCE and VET design students.
“Having the lamp displayed is a real privilege. I feel honoured that my work was selected. It is a great reward for all the hard work and time I spent on the lamp,” Mr Williams said.
The project took Mr Williams more than three school terms and holiday periods to design and construct. He said he hoped to study some form of design in the future.
Top Designs is being held at Melbourne Museum until June 10.
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