Cancel your weekend plans, we’ve got an Iris Lamp to build! The awesome DIY tutorial comes to us courtesy of Jonathan Odom, a full time designer and maker over at the Instructables Design Studio. Odom’s portfolio of builds is pretty incredible, but this aperture inspired wall lamp really grabbed our attention. (Kinda reminds me of the Aperture Ring Box we featured not too long ago!)
Odom says the design for his Iris Lamp is somewhat of a spin on a similar lamp he made (which you can check out here). For both designs, he says he was inspired by the notion of “mechanical movement in design that’s typically static.”
The light is powered on and off simply by rotating the outer wood ring, which also opens and closes the aperture iris.