Wood is a natural, warm and friendly material. Maybe that’s the reason why quite a few upcycle designers work with wood. There are so many different ways to make upcycle design out of wood or wooden parts. But there are a few designers who take scrap wood and turn it into fantastic lighting or furniture pieces. For instance the Chaos Chandelier by Pepe heykoop and Wingin’ It by BRC Designs. Two amazing designs that use all these wooden leftovers. I haven’t seen Wingin’ It in real life but I was fortunate enough to stand underneath the Chaos Chandelier during the Dutch Design Week 2014. And I can tell you that it is pretty impressive when you look up to all those little pieces, joined together forming a chandelier.
Lamp made out of scrap wood looks like fireplace
Last week while looking around on Etsy, one of my favorite sites, I stumbled upon a lamp that I think is stunning. It’s another great example of what can be made by using scrap wood pieces. The upcycle design floor lamp is designed by MangoAndMore, a Dutch Etsy shop founded by Jib Hendriks-Rutnin.
The ball shaped lamp is very sturdy and is 57cm high and 45cm in diameter. What I like most about this design is that when the light is turned on it produces a nice and cosy glow. It reminds me of a fireplace/stove with a nice fire burning in the middle. And in this case without the chance of catching fire.
Jib has Thai roots:
“I have lived in Chiang Mai | Thailand almost all of my life. In Chiang Mai I have really learned to love nature and started to develop a new passion for arts and crafts. I worked in Chiang Mai University Art Museum.”
Her family runs a woodshop just outside of Chiang Mai. There is where she makes all her designs. In 2015, she’s going to move back to Chiang Mai, to design and create new work in their shop.
Photos © MangoAndMore
For those of you who would like to buy this lamp, too bad, it’s already sold. But maybe in the future MangoAndMore will have another one in store.