The Refold Lamp

The Refold Light is a product of our ongoing exploration into using reclaimed and recycled materials in the objects that we design. In this project, we wanted to show the exquisite detail in reclaimed, old growth Douglas Fir in the format of a large, dramatic light. We cut our own veneers from salvaged floor boards, and glued them up into flexible panels with a fabric backing. We then attached the veneer panels to a modular lighting structure that we cnc cut out of recycled HDPE.



Our process:

Sketch model of the Refold lamp. Design is a radial array of folded plastic components that will accommodate and support the light bulbs.

The raw material; reclaimed floor boards that have been removed from a house that has been deconstructed, versus demolished.

Veneers that have been cut from the floorboards and laid up into panels that will clad the lamp sections.

Recycled plastic sheet being cut with CNC.

Assembled lamp, view from the bottom.

Top view of lamp, showing bent wire hanging system.

Lamp in context; the reclaimed doug fir veneer panels match the doug fir ceiling beams perfectly.

Detail of the lamp structure and lighting components.


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