upcycleDZINE is always looking for upcycle design. And this blog publishes only stylish, original, inspiring and sometimes fun design. Not an easy task because there’s more and more upcycling going on. But upcycleDZINE makes a difference by trying to show the world’s best designs.
Wooden beam gives design robust look
And another stylish and inspiring addition is this floor lamp called RIPAM, created by German design company LuxUnica, founded by designer Philipp Ullrich. You may know this company because it has been featured on upcycleDZINE before with a small desk lamp called ‘Decem‘.
The Ripam floor lamp consists of the rest of a 200-year-old oak beam as well as various waste. The whole beam was hand-cut and brushed and gives the design a robust look. The dry cracks were worked out neatly. Ripam has the following dimensions: 192 cm in height and a diameter of 50 cm. The name of the lampshade is Rota.
At LuxUnica, they design lighting and impressive furniture. They give old material a completely new meaning. “We opted for upcycling, because we love the challenge of creating new and creative things from seemingly useless and worn everyday objects.”
“Due to the misuse of the individual parts, there are no limits to the possibilities of design, and each part therefore has a completely new meaning. Each individual product tells a story of its own and helps to save resources and the environment by reintroducing it into the circulation.”
Every upcycle design piece is handmade in their own manufactory by impressive and elaborate craftsmanship. At the beginning of the production different materials are carefully selected. The emphasis is placed on the consistency of functionality and design.
Photos © LuxUnica
And functionality is one of the key aspects that attracted me. Besides the fact that the design looks stylish, the lamp is also very functional. Or you can use it as a great floor lamp, just standing there. Or you can use it to sit on that beautiful wooden beam and have a great light to read a book underneath. Anyway you use it, I think it’s a functional, original and amazing looking piece of upcycle design lighting.