Heirloom Light

When all is functioning smoothly, electricity is ephemeral in concept. It is gone in an instant, and brought back just as quickly. Today, it is easily taken for granted by the younger generations (myself included) who have been born into a world with the lights always on. This design brings weight to the previously mass-less amenity. In order to turn the lamp on, one must lift the chest’s cover. As soon as this happens, light leaks out of the gaps. To turn it off, one must completely lower the mahogany frame back into its body. With dovetails up its sides, a moving wooden frame and a ceramic light housing, it asks that you not take its contents lightly. (2014)

Materials:  Poplar Wood, Mahogany Wood, Steel, Ceramic, Plastic 14″x14″x25″