|Project by Terdy||posted 01-31-2007 05:38 PM||3735 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a lamp that I created based on a mid-century modern design by Rispal Cie. It is a tri-pod base floor lamp constructed of ribbon mahogany and black walnut. I used 6/4 mahogany, bandsawn into two pieces to accomodate the electrical wiring. I then re-glued and hand-shaped the main body piece with spokeshaves and hand-planes. This allowed for a very fluid graceful curving main member. The leg component is constructed of two separate legs hand-shaped and joined by a black walnut wedge key. The most challening aspect of this piece was joining the legs to the main body, given the contours and odd shaping of each component. The brushed alluminum lighting fixture is a modern twist of a classic 50’s design. The interior of the shade is orange enamel casting a beautiful glow onto the mahogany.