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  1. #1
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    MOMA and hot glue guns

    I recently saw this beautiful lamp designed by Tony Wurman at the MOMA design store, which is made from hot glue.
    and on the artist's own website, here:
    and wondered: has anyone on getcrafty tried anything like this?

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  3. #2
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    Apr 2004
    That's awesome! It seems like it would be easy if you knew what to color the glue with... I bet it would work if you put a layer of glue down, then colored paper (probably something really transparent like vellum), then another layer of glue. That's the only way I can think of to get the lines so straight... hmmm... maybe I'll have to try that out!

  4. #3
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    Coaldale, Pennsylvania
    *sigh* I love MOMA!

    I haven't been there in such a long time, it really bums me out.
    That lamp is really cool...but can you imagine all of the hot glue burns! YYaouch! I personally wouldn't try this because I've had a love-hate relasionship with hot glue guns. But I'm sure you could totally do this! Just be careful, please!

  5. #4
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    Apr 2004
    Northern California
    he probably extrudes the melted plastic out of a die that creates the flat sheet, rather than using an actual hot glue gun. i think that's how they can color it in those straight lines. or maybe he pours it in sheets and streaks the colors on.

    you could try melting the glue in one of those glue pots then pouring it out on a nonstick surface (aluminum foil maybe) and spreading it thin with a spatula of some sort.

    you could probably fuse the pieces with a heat gun.


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