|Project by Castlewerks||posted 06-25-2011 03:10 PM||3149 views||15 times favorited||4 comments|
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. My initial concept was the Allium in Green, but as I began working on that piece I considered a variation that used complimentary woods for the two distinct sections.
This lamp is made by laminating thin strips of walnut in a bending form then joining them with solid lengths of zebrawood which form the neck of the lamp. Once together, each piece was carefully hand shaped to create the smooth curves and miters necessary for assembly.
The Allium is 63” tall and 18” in diameter at the widest part of the base. It is shows here with a natural linen shade that is 19” in diameter and 9.5” tall.
I wrote a blog series that chronicled the development of this piece from initial concept through completeion on my blog Rocket Age Lighting
-- -Michael ( http://www.castlewerks.com ) Groton, MA