Christian Vivanco has recently developed this little table lamp called 'Beam', made from a solid block of pine wood and a thermoformed MMA sheet.
According to Christian, the project came along accidentally after having constant contact with a series of lumberyards.
"There I got the chance to realize how beautiful wood can be against an urban background, planks and beams stacked one above the other, some of them rough and other refined." he says.
"Then it struck me, how interesting it could be to give proper respect to the material and its basic physical qualities; weight, texture, appearance, and so on."
Intrigued by the possible relationship between a visibly heavy object and something ephemeral and inert as light, Christian desided to use just the essential intermediaries; a bulb and a screen, both fitting perfectly into a pre-defined grid.
Beam’s main objective is not only to illuminate a space, but to frame the intrinsic value of the selected materials.
Rounding the edges closest to the user's hand provide not only direct contact with the wood, but also allows greater mobility of the lamp and the use of intentionally disproportionate screws add a touch of expression.
Take a peek at some 'making of' photos of this project and others too in Christian's Workshop Diary here.