MGarito | Design | Tower Lamps
While I was working as the Materials Lab Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida, I was demonstrating how to use the some of the equipment to a group of new students, and unintentionally created the prototype that inspired these to lamps.
The pair of lamps shown here are made of poplar wood, which is a soft pail wood known for having a very faint grain. Theses blocks of wood were first articulated, then hollowed out . As a result they are incredibly fragile. In fact the amount of material holding the main body of the lamps together is less than 20% of the original block of wood.
The light emitted from the small base, travels through the hollow body and radiates out of the various articulations. This has the effect of making the the lamps resembles an illuminated building at night. The over all light output is relatively low making these lamps primarily decorative.
The lamps are 13" tall. They each have one 10W halogen bulb and can be plugged into any standard 120V conveyance outlet.