This must be one of the strangest and in a way intriguing upcycle lighting designs I’ve come across recently. The design is called ‘Dracula’s Rosette‘ and is by Herywalery, founded by Bartek Bartosinski. Bartosinski graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and European Academy of Photography. He’s an upcycling craftsman, webdesigner and photographer.
At his Etsy store you can find a nice collection of upcycle design items.
Lamp inspired by vampires
One of them is Dracula’s Rosette, today’s featured design. A red highlighted rosette lighting sculpture with a nice story written about it: “Dentistry is known since 7 millennium BC. However vampires know it longer, as their teeth are essential for the genre’s survival. A vampire has to keep its fangs fit, it can’t have caries or cavities. Thus, in the castle of Earl Dracula in Transylvania, there was a team of dentists who were responsible for teeth condition of the inhabitants. The team counted 13 dentists, because Earl had a passion for numbers considered by the people as unhappy. Researchers of castle habits recently discovered a well-equipped dental office in the walled chamber. After the fall of the regime of Romanian President Ceausescu, part of the castle exhibits disappeared to be found later at the local antique fairs.”
Photos © Herywalery
The 13 mouth gag jaws that form Drakula’s Rosette come from one of these fairs in the city of Lugoj | Romania, birthplace of Bela Lugosi (1882 – 1956). He was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
True or not true, I don’t mind. I like the story because it totally relates to the character of the lamp.