I've always had a crush for Charles and Ray Eames Dot pattern: the minimal design made of several different variations is very interesting. In a way, it reminded me of a series of mobiles so, I thought, why not trying to make one inspired by their work? You'll need:
- wooden spheres (I chose black because I had some at home);
- black metal wire (choose one quite thick - 2mm would be better - so the weight won't blend it);
- thin metallic wire;
- modelling clay (I used itin black but you could choose any colour);
First, design your mobile: you can use the Eames pattern as a source of inspiration. Cut the thick wire in different sizes according to the drawing. Then, fill completely the wooden sphere with the modelling clay and insert the wire inside: you can put just one sphere on each end or play with different weights. When all the elements are done, start assembling your mobile. Done!
Now, MOBILE UP!
Origami book DIY instructions can be found here. Poster by Rk Design. Work lamp by Form Us With Love for Design House Stockholm.
Thank you all for the lovely comments you left: I'm almost shocked by the response the mobile had! I hope to make you all happy sharing that the mobile has been chosen by
For an addict to Scandinavia as I am, this is just so so amazingly great.
Thank you Tiger!
I also want to thank Emma Fexeus (the closest thing to an idol that I have in the blogsphere..) to have chosen the Eames inspired mobile as Pin of the Day.
You all make me so happy!