Surfing the internet for upcycle design is one big treasure hunt. You never know what you’ll find. Last week I found a fantastic light using a clamp system. And that concept of using a reminded me of a lamp that was previously published here on upcycleDZINE. A totally different clamp, but still a clamp. I’m referring to the CROCO Lamp by Monsieur Kacha.
That made me wonder if there were more upcycle designs using a clamp system in one way or another. After some searching I found an amazing lamp with yet another completely different clamp.
Steel clamp creates an industrial look
This time it’s a steel clamp that has been upcycled into a cool and amazing looking Clamp Light. The design is by Lucas & Lucas. A Dutch design studio founded in 2013 by Marijke Lucas and her husband Sander Lucas and based in Tilburg.
This design combines an iconic tool with an aluminium fitting, a practical object that creates an industrial feel. The red wooden handle that with which the clamp normally tightened, is removed. To refer to this colourful accent they used a red or fuchsia crazy cloth covered wire. The Clamp Light is a very practical and decorative lamp that can be clamped anywhere in the house.
Graphic designer Marijke Lucas and product designer Sander Lucas are both graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven. Objects from everyday life inspire them. Especially the story that these objects carry with them inspires to create new products with a character of its own. By adjusting, adding and combining, they create new products and finish them with a special eye for detail.
Lucas & Lucas:
“WE ARE COLLECTORS. QUIRKY THINGS WE FIND INSPIRE US. WE LOVE TO COMBINE MATERIALS AND OBJECTS THAT DON’T MATCH AT FIRST GLANCE, TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING UNUSUAL. WRITTEN OFF PRODUCTS AND OBJETS TROUVÉS ARE OFTEN THE STARTING POINTS OF OUR DESIGN PROCESS. THE STORY THAT THESE OBJECTS CARRY WITH THEM INSPIRES US TO CREATE NEW PRODUCTS WITH A CHARACTER OF ITS OWN.”
Photos © Lucas & Lucas
It’s one thing to create upcycle design, but giving a second life to an old object and showing its origin in a completely new way and function, is another thing.
I don’t know about you, but I really like the minimalist way this Clamp Light is designed. It looks so simple with only that steel clamp, red cord and impressive big round lightbulb.
If you’re looking for a lamp with an industrial look and feel, well you are in luck. You can by it online and here you’ll also find another stunning chandelier called CUPLIGHT.
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