Ikebana started out as a CFL light with a wraparound plastic shade. The simplicity of the mechanism and commonly available parts made a very inexpensive light possible.
Flat Panel LED
As we were developing Ikebana, our engineer from Taipei introduced us to a new type of flat panel LED, similar to the one shown here, but without the requirement to be rectangular.
With the door open to create organic shapes with light, we started exploring flower and leaf forms.
I worked through a range of ways to connect and pivot the light head, through sketching, sketch models, and CAD.
Here are a few of the dozens of models I made to evaluate base size, shape, and proportion.
Gravity and Friction hold the light stem in place on the support pole. This allows infinite height and rotation adjustment. A jack and pivot near the head allow tilt and twist.