On Friday night I was lucky enough to see something very special
A live tesla coil inside a faraday cage inside the sub club. They sight and sound were astonishing. It really was an indoor lightning display
In a unique AV set from RF Transmission he harnessed the the basic technology of Nikola Tesla’s Tesla Coil to produce raw arcs of plasma up close, ionising the air and creating incredible complex patterns existing only for a fraction of a second.
In honour of the occasion, I wore my new Lynne Maclachlan 'phase' necklace which makes me think of a little tesla coil
Phase is a high impact, high tech jewellery collection. The delicate sculptural structures create shimmering Moiré interference patterns as the wearer moves around. The pieces are 3D printed into nylon, hand dyed and assembled in the UK, with accents of Swarovski crystals.
Lynne's work plays with light, space and colour; vibrant geometric forms reveal ephemeral, shimmering optical patterns, crossing the boundaries of design, art and fashion.
She has a passion for experimenting with the latest digital technology, using the latest tools and materials in combination with traditional techniques to find creative applications to intrigue and delight the viewer.
After a degree in aerospace engineering Lynne returned to education at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design to study jewellery and metalwork design, which was then followed by a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art.
Her design work has been awarded many prizes including gold awards from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, the Scottish International Education Trust Visual Art prize, and a Dewar Arts Award to fund her studies at the Royal College of Art.
She has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, including the Crafts Council’s touring exhibition ‘Lab Craft’ and participated in live projects with Tiffany & Co and Swarovski. Alongside her design work Lynne is currently undertaking a PhD with the Design Transformations group of the Open University, researching the role of generative design tools in the creative process and is a visiting lecturer at University for the Creative Arts.
When I took a picture of me wearing the necklace my head disappeared, I don't even know how that happened. Although to be honest most days I feel like I have forgotten to check if my head is still there...