It seems like some objects used for upcycling have endless possibilities. Look for instance at discarded wine barrels/barriques. There are some fine upcycle design examples on upcycleDZINE made out of these objects with their distinctive shape and character. If you want to see what I’m talking about you could look at a fantastic project called BARRIQUE by San Patrignano.
I mentioned the words barrel and barrique, but what is the difference? Well first of all a barrique is a relatively small barrel. There are many different sizes of wine barrels. The word ‘barrique’ refers to a specific size and shape of an oak barrel. A barrique is known as Bordeaux barrel, named after Bordeaux | France where they were designed and developed. Bordeaux barriques hold 225 litres (59 US gal) and are quite tall compared to other barrels.
Barrel carries the signs of its unique history
And now on to today’s featured lighting design. It’s a very elegant, unique and minimalist piece of upcycle design made out of discarded barriques. The pendant is called ‘Saba‘ and is designed by Stil Novo Design, founded by Camilla And Stefano, based in Grass Valley | United States. Saba is a pendant ceiling light completely handcrafted using reclaimed oak staves from discarded French wine barrels.
Stil Novo Design:
” Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave, creating subtle differences in color, grain and dimensions. Slight imperfections are part of the charming nature of the aged oak used for our creations and are to be expected.”
Portions of the actual barrel’s metal hoop are attached to the stave’s ends, giving it a nice touch and complementing the design. This pendant is another beautiful upcycle lighting design using discarded oak from a wine barrel.
Photos © Stil Novo Design
Stil Novo Design is a family business (mamma, papi & twins!) located in California where they design and manufacture all of their creations. Their philosophy has always been ‘artistry and attention to detail’.
“We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by recycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of ‘practical elegance’ at the same time.”