The Allium Floor Lamp in Green

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The Allium Floor Lamp in Green

This lamp is made by laminating thin strips of ash in a bending form followed by careful hand shaping. It’s then dyed a dark emerald green and finished with a water based polyurethane. The open grain of the ash absorbs the stain beautifully and creates a multi-toned effect that is unachievable with paint.

Most of my designs begin as a general shape in my mind and as I develop the concept I start to think about color, texture and materials. I’m not certain if it’s because the shape of this lamp reminds me of a damigiana bottle, or I’ve been bombarded for too long by advertisements for The Green Hornet movie, but from the very beginning I’d imagined this piece as being a very dark green.

This lamp is 63” tall and 18” in diameter at the widest part of the base. Shown here with a natural linen lamp shade (19” diameter x 9.5” tall)

I wrote a blog series that followed the development of this piece, from initial concept through completion, on my blog Rocket Age Lighting

-- -Michael ( ) Groton, MA

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#1 posted 1159 days ago

This is just incredible in both imagination and woodworking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1158 days ago

it’s beautiful, nice work!

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#3 posted 1158 days ago

Really nice shape.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#4 posted 1154 days ago

Great stuff! I dig the retro-mod design. Bofo!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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