Sunday July 17 2011 / Science & Technology - Art & Design

Polish designer Jacek Ryn's Doodle Lamp creation caught our eye with a concept he exhibited at the recent DMY International Design Festival in Berlin.

A graduate of the the Gdansk University of Technology, Ryn’s invention lets the user place lamps and switches as they wish on a wall and then join them all up by literally drawing or doodling the connecting electric circuits with silver paint.

The painted circuitry, which can be applied in whatever pattern takes your fancy – hence the ‘doodle’ in the title – carries the electric current. The set consists of LED light sources that can be attached to the wall, power supply and conductive point.

As an added bonus - assuming a modicium of artistic talent by the painter - the drawn circuitry becomes a design feature in its own right.

Ryn, who frequently works in collaboration with architect Paulina Krauz, says: “The main theme in our work is the retrieval of simplicity and simplifying the environment, finding seemingly invisible, but obvious, connections. These ideas can be seen in our projects in both the formal qualities as well as structural and functional ones."

Now I wonder how long it will be before we can create functioning timepieces by simply 'doodling' them?

For more information - and an oppotunity to do little interactive creative doodling of your own - please visit razy2.com/

Suggested by
Maximilian Büsser