The Marino lamp was developed as an expression of modern form using traditional techniques. The initial form of the shade informed the tripod structure which supports it. The most complex element, the central connection point, took a lot of sketching and experimentation to arrive at the solution that was settled on. This junction of planar and angular elements, though simple in appearance, was the most difficult part of the lamp to resolve aesthetically and construct.
Built in Irish red oak, the raw material used was selected and oriented to favour it's inherent characteristics and show off it's natural beauty. The lamp was developed through sketches and drawings, and built primarily using hand tools. After completion a 3D model was created to preserve a record of the final dimensions of the finished piece.