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The Cracked Log Lamps are made from salvaged logs which would otherwise have been burnt or destroyed.
Tasmanian designer, Duncan Meerding, is legally blind, and this vision of light emanating from the peripheries and the highly tactile nature of his work, reflect the alternative sensory world within which he designs.
These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs.
By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature.
The warm yellow light coming through each lamps unique light pattern highlights the fiery fate that the salvaged timber would have otherwise been exposed to.
These lamps embrace the cracks often avoided in timber based designs - pushing the light through the things often associated with darkness. Before turning on the Cracked Log Lamp, often a person would think it is purely just a log of wood.
Please note: Because these are salvaged wood, no two log lamps are the same. Images shown depict various log lamps over time. Every log lamp is unique.
- Ready wired for Australian power point
- Inline switch
- Edison Screw styled fitting
- Recommended for use with 75w (equivalent) warm white compact energy saving globe
- Dimensions approximately 23cm x 18cm (Lamps vary in size and weight due to the nature of material).
The ‘Natural’ finish has been sanded on top whilst the sides remain raw. The top is coated with natural wax oil by Osmo, preserving the beauty and smoothness on the top of each log.
The ‘Charred’ finish has undergone Shou Suugi Ban treatment. Shou Suugi Ban is achieved by burning each log with a controlled method. Then stabilising the external surface of the material with a mix of bees wax and linseed oil to increase the longevity of the item and reduce transmission of char onto surrounding items.
NOTE: The Cracked Log Lamp is for dry indoor use only.
Country of designer: Australia
Made in: Australia
Item code: crackedlog-char