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Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

This lamp by German designers Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl is cast from 10kg of copper, so its value will increase with metal prices.

Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

The Copper Lamp 10kg represents a way for people to invest in metal and have a useful object in the meantime, rather than just storing material that takes up space.

Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

The arm of the desk lamp wraps around the stem of the weight, carrying a blue cable inside.

Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

British product design graduate Oscar Medley-Whitfield presented a similar concept at New Designers in London last month with his Copper Bullion Bowls - more information in our earlier story.

Copper Lamp 10kg by Tobias Sieber and Samuel Treindl

The design was first shown at DMY Berlin in June this year - see all our stories from the event here.

Here are some more details from the designers:


Copper lamp 10kg

The copper lamp is a speculative object of investment.

Over time, its value will increase proportionally to the price of copper. The lamp not only represents a safe investment for its owner, it also fulfills the function of being an object of every day use.

The collection of a well-tried material in combination with an economic thinking results in a unique product concept. Where does the added value of a design object come from and is the client ready to invest?