I wanted to try making a colored acrylic light and came up with this Sapphire Light design made with Glowforge’s proofgrade transparent blue acrylic. The original design was based on the architecture of the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home building. I love the simple geometry of the overall form of the building and the design of its facade. I built on some of the design elements of the building and came up with the design of the Sapphire Light.
It’s simple to construct where the vertical panels are finger jointed into two square frames at a slight angle. The angle of the vertical panels blocks direct views of the light source and allows the light to pass through the material. I’m sure this light fixture would look amazing if it’s made out of wood or frosted acrylic and maybe even a combination of both?!
If you’re interested in learning more about this project, here’s a link to my YouTube video where I go over the process of designing and making the Sapphire Light.
Here are some photos of the Sapphire Light.
I hope this project inspires your work!