What’s more important to artistic design – form or function? Is it better to please the viewer or satisfy a practical need? Artists and art lovers have been divided over this question for ages. Does one exclude the other? Not necessarily. Many artists have discovered a gratifying intersection between the two poles. In their hands, form and function fuse in perfect harmony.
This fusion is not limited to professional circles. Today, the form-function balance is showing up practically everywhere people are given to creative expression. Do-it-yourself lighting design is one of those places.
LED Grow Light Meets an Industrial LED Filament
The photo below, for example, reveals lighting science and design art working hand in hand. In this piece, LED grow lights are being utilized in conjunction with filament bulbs to create an extraordinarily cool, indoor floral display. Definitely eye-catching. But the configuration also has a very practical application — stimulating plant development with a scientifically proven light source. Who says science and art can’t work together?
This, of course, is just one instance of creative individuals merging form and function in DIY lighting design. Maybe you have some of your own ideas waiting to be unleashed. Go for it! The door is wide open.