Midas Sconce
2018

Midas is a sconce designed for when you return home late. 

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Midas is designed to be hung near a door.  It casts a welcoming glow into the room when you return your keys to its tray. It creates a ritual that relieves the primal concern of entering a dark space.

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The slight bend is inspired by the motion of a cracked door, redirecting light revealing the contents of a room.  

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Tray

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Shade

The tray has an embedded touch sensor and lifted edge.

The bent shade lightly shields the bulb in profile.

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Tray Sensor + keys = light on

The touch-sensitive tray has a subtly lifted edge to encourage the placement of limited small items.

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Concept

Midas originated from the tension experienced when opening a door into a dark room. I was inspired by the moment of emerging light, and how it creates relief and casts away doubt.

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