It’s summertime and here in the Netherlands it’s the second day in a row with temperatures expected to be over 34 degrees Celsius. Early in the morning and late in the evening are the best parts of the day. So I sat down behind my iMac quite early this morning to write this new post.
And this time it’s about minimalist upcycle design made out of a one type of object and one material.
Minimalist pendant with shiny transparency
I love lighting design with shapes made up of nice lines or curves that create playfull shadows. And today’s featured upcycle design is all about that. It’s a pendant called ‘Charade Pendant‘ designed by Herywalery, founded by Bartek Bartosinski, a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and European Academy of Photography. He’s an upcycling craftsman, webdesigner and photographer based in Warsaw | Poland.
“I try to make things as simple as possible, but sometimes it’s getting out of control. One of my principals is to use stuff generally considered as junk. New function gives it a new life to abandoned ones and a pleasure to you.
He’s been featured on upcycleDZINE before with an impressive wall lamp called Dracula’s Rosette. This time it’s a design which is the latest in a series of chandeliers with metal baskets from Polish army surplus. Charade Pendant is made out of metal building blocks, cubes with two diameters of 16 and 10 cm, made of thick 1-millimeter wire. The blocks are shifted relative to each other forming a mathematical tiling.
Photos © Herywalery
The lamp has a beautiful shiny transparency that results in spatial shadows on the walls and ceiling. I really like the way the light plays between the small metal rods.