During the design process I aimed to create the flower so the position and form of the petals would catch the light from a bulb in interesting ways, to make it engaging and attractive to look at.
My intent was to envelope the light in a way that would alter the harsh light given off by the bulb giving it a softer quality to create a warmer, more calming effect.
I used Solidworks to create the Lotus, challenging myself to create a shape that was as organic as possible - as the software is more generally used for product design with more defined shapes, containing less irregularity than usually found in nature.
This lampshade was designed to fit over a 20mm light fitting, feel free to scale the size of the lotus in your slicing software for fittings of different sizes.
Printed In ABS to make sure it could withstand the temperature of the light bulb im close proximity for extended period. PLA wouldn't be suitable in this case unless using low temperature light bulbs.