Fabrication does not need to be wasteful, and Dutch designer Floris Wubben demonstrates the concept of resourcefulness through the Stripped Branch Lamp. The lamp is built from a single branch and with careful planning, of course. The bark from the branch is stripped off – kind of in the way an apple is peeled – and wrapped in a downward spiral to form a semi-opaque lampshade. The stand of the lamp is created by splitting the other end of the branch into three sections, which effectively forms a tripod base. The look is entirely natural, and the small imperfections in the bark of the branch make the piece unique and tactilely interesting. The simplicity of the lamp and unadulterated treatment of the original branch drives home the notion of natural magnificence and plentitude.

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Kimberly

ABOUT KIMBERLY LI - Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion. She delights in various design projects, featured on her website "unkliched".