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bone lamp

An experimentation of beauty and waste

bonelamp

bonelamp

2005
pvc pipe, electrical components
three heights: 18″, 21″, 23″ all 4″ diameter

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This project is an exploration of the relationship between beauty and waste. Scrap PVC sewer pipes and drainage pipes salvaged from a construction site become the raw material for the production of an aesthetic (and functional) domestic object. Inspired by the structural efficiency of bird bones, which must be both strong and light, the form of this lamp visually reflects nature’s logic. Conceptually, this lamp draws upon bones as residual markers of life, to remind the consumer of the enduring material aspects of products at the end of their useful existence and after they enter into the waste stream.
Exhibitions

01.2008
Museum of Science and Industry
Smart Home: Green and Wired
Chicago IL

05.2006
Haute Green, Brooklyn, NY.

12.2005
Scene in Chicago
. Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL.

05.2005
Sustainable Furniture: Chicago Designers Respond
. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

Select Press (print)

10.06.2007
Wall Street Journal

09.2007
PVCdesign. Issue 6

01.2007
Natural Health Magazine

07.2006
The Chicago Reader.

Fall 2006
Viva
(Canada)

06.18.2006
The Observer

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