Like I’ve said before, pallet wood is very popular among upcycle designers. But another object that is used quite a lot is an old wine barrel. A wine barrel is such a great object. It’s unique and the older the better. After 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded and that’s when the upcycle designer comes in. upcycleDZINE has shown some great designs like the unique BARRIQUE project and ‘Barrel scooter‘. These are great examples of using oak staves from a barrique. A barrique is a 225 litre small oak barrel of the type originally found in Bordeaux | France, but now used throughout the world.
Metal hoops turned into minimalist lighting
And now it’s time for another use of barriques. Not the staves were used for this design but the metal hoops. You might have seen some chandeliers made out of hoops here on this blog like Vortex and Orbits.
Last week I stumbled upon another cool chandelier called ‘Martén‘, by a Dutch company called Barrel Atelier [formerly known as Balk en Plank], based in Wapenveld | the Netherlands. They have been featured before with their authentic looking furniture collection.
Martén is minimalist and handmade design and is named after an employee. Before Barrel Atelier create the lamps, the hoops are de-galvanized and get a nice patina. This process gives the chandeliers their sturdy and basic appearance and makes them suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Barrel Atelier: “In everything we do, we look for a cool look with a unique character and high quality. Our creativity and technical insight, built on years of experience in exterior and interior construction, is something we can totally express in making distinctive furniture from challenging material.”
Photos © Barrel Atelier
If you’re looking for a unique piece of design, this chandelier is worth checking out. Martén comes with LED lighting, suspension system and remote control.
Design by Barrel Atelier
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