Billy May probably one of the hottest young designer who is still waiting to be discovered by the design manufacturer. His ‘Torn Light’ lighting system was a concept he developed about a year ago.

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Torn Light consists of three lighting systems, the HangNail, Dog Ear and Crevice. The impetus for this project was to find a new way to meld a room’s disparate elements together. When the barrier between wall and light fixture becomes muddled, the environment becomes more cohesive and peaceful.

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The answer for the needs above came from a tangental curves that coming off of a peeling wallpaper, cracked mud or old paint. These cracks and crevices allow the ability to light the space from (almost) inside the wall.

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When I ask him where he gets the inspiration, Billy said he was directly inspired by the slits cut into a banner that was hiding a construction site.

“The banner had a nice image of a high-end condominium interior (which was being constructed at the time) and one of the cuts that let air flow through the banner was directly on one of the walls in the picture.” Billy said.

“I saw this and in an instant thought that the slit was an actual light fixture in the image on the banner, but in the next instant knew it was only a cut into the banner, not a light fixture.”

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Billy said more that in a way that I could say he was stolen the idea, he said actually not from anybody in particular.

Billy is still trying to bring projects like these to fruition and get them produced by any design manufacturers for all the people who have professed wanting to purchase them. Billy May can be contacted through his online profile at www.coroflot.com/billymay.

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“I am a recently graduated designer living in New York and am actually desperately looking for paying work at the moment.” He said.

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At last, thanks to Billy May for the opportunity to featuring you here on this site and wish you all the best on finding the right manufacturer to produce your designs in the future. Keep in touch mate!

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