Cuc Lineal is a lighting system for long dining tables and bars, conceived for custom arrangements for hospitality and domestic environments. The lampshades are the result of a low-resolution 3D printing process with bioplastic filament, which generates a warm and textured light.
Cuc was originally designed for a restoration project of a countryside house where the silkworm was farmed on its top floor. This insect also generates a cocoon through a continuous thread of silk, reminiscent of 3D printing technologies. The lampshades are printed in vase mode, ensuring one long thread of bioplastic filament is shaped for optimum resistance.
Furthermore, a modular system has been designed to allow infinite elongated configurations. A technical joint has been developed to clamp the acrylic tubes, guide the LED strips, and include the hanging system without creating shadows on the lampshades. A second piece works as a cap for the extremes of the assembly, allowing the user to close the lighting system by pulling with two fingers.
Project: Cuc lineal 3m