Romanian Designer Creates This Concrete Lamp, So The User Can Smash The Shade To Reveal The Reinforcing Steel Mesh – Design You Trust

Romanian Designer Creates This Concrete Lamp, So The User Can Smash The Shade To Reveal The Reinforcing Steel Mesh

Designed for Romanian furniture brand UBIKUBI, the Slash Lamp comes in a cardboard poster tube with a cork cap that uncovers a small rock when removed.

Unpacking further reveals the lamp itself, which Dragos Motica made from birch plywood, an LED bulb and a reinforced concrete shade encased in concrete. The user has the choice to leave the lamp as they find it, or use the rock to smash away chunks of the concrete to expose the wire mesh and light bulb within.

“By breaking the lamp you are becoming the designer of a unique object“, says Motica. “By leaving it unbroken, you choose the serialised object because you like it as it is. So you are taking a very subjective decision. The lamp is suspended from the ceiling by a textured cord, attached to a carabiner and spool to enable its height to be adjusted.”

“The materials are inspired by industrial facilities, construction sites, rope climbing, and spool for high voltage wires. My goal was to use very common and cheap materials. By doing so, I question the final product’s value, its meaning to the user. Another reason for using concrete was the aesthetic of filtered light passing through broken reinforced concrete,” he added.

The lampshade is produced by pouring concrete into a silicone mould and over the wire mesh. Once set, the concrete form is then air dried and polished smooth. A cork core cut on a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine can be inserted into the concrete shape to protect the light bulb when the concrete is smashed.

More info: Dragos Motica (h/t: designfather)







If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Tatiana Lazaryuk Creates Adorable Pictures Made From Plasticine
People Are Hilariously Roasting 'Target' Fashion Designers By Taking These Pics Wearing Their Dresses
Fun And Creative Furniture Was Designed For These Kids Bedrooms
Designer Creates Tiny Bookmarks That Look Like Your Favorite Foods
Incredible Sculptures Made Out Of Folded Paper Inspired By The 3D Characters Created In Video Games
20 Wooden Sculptures That Are So Realistic They’ll Leave Everyone With Goosebumps
Awkward 1970s Male Fashion
McDonald’s Surprises Parisians By Launching These New Unique-Looking Street Ads
Creative Fashion Designs by Kansai Yamamoto in the Early 1970s
Makeup Artist Transforms Her Eyelids Into Two Gorgeous Shimmering Sunset
Life-Size 1964 Ford Mustang Recreated In Lego
Designer Serge Garanin
Miami Artist Renders Beautiful Persian Rugs With Acrylic And Ink
Superb Colossal Steampunk Sculptures By Pierre Matter
Photographer Nei Valente Creates An Urban Photo Series Of The NYC Newsstands
Use This Paper Roll Holder To Create A Fun Place To Write Lists Or Sketch Ideas
This Home Baker’s Gorgeous Rye Bread Could Start A Revolution
Japanese Student Makes A Bouncy Line Of Rubber Band Clothing
The NOD 32 Airship Is A Futuristic Vehicle Designed After Robotic Features
Artist Duo Uses Twigs And Flowers To Create Intricate Portraits Out Of Mother Nature
Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Whisky Packaging Into Awesome Knight Figure
Hilarious Snaps Show Halloween Costumes In The 1950s And ‘60s
Retro Birdhouse Camper Kit Makes the Perfect Backyard Outpost
A Girl Collects Porcupine's Shed Quills And Makes Different Things Out Of Them