I played around with various ideas based on the Japanese naval flag, based upon the metaphor that Japan is “The Land of the Rising Sun” to develop a lamp. Having conducted a few three dimensional experiments, I set upon constructing the lamp out of red wavy card, reflecting the colour of the flag and naval connotations.
Two horizontal plans are suspended between uprights that on a plan retain the proportions of the rays of the sun from the naval flag. At the centre of the lamp is a cylindrical well into which a lamp is recessed forming the shape of the sun. This is lined with white paper inverting the colours of the flag, which dampens the glare of the lamp.