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Brave New World Lamp by Fresh West for Moooi

Milan 09: Dutch brand Moooi have launched their new collection at Superstudio in Zona Tortona, including this timber lamp by Welsh designers Fresh West.


The 1.8 metre high lamp is made of notched and pegged timber strips and has two cast-iron counter weights.


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Here's some info from Moooi:


The Brave New World Lamp started as a concept piece of random thought-initiated construction. Following the example of old Far Eastern bamboo scaffolding the Brave New World Lamp was developed without a design or plan in place however each piece of wood is carefully notched and pegged together to form an integral part of the overall mechanical structure. The limitations of using small pieces of wood to create a large form allowed the design process to be as responsive as possible. Much like a sculptures’ relationship to their material.

Designer: Fresh West
Year of design: 2009
Material: Oak frame and cast Iron balancing weights
Additional: Hinges must be operated together with both hands for stability.
Detailing: The construction of the Brave New World Lamp also has two special weights made in cast-iron.