Friday, August 28, 2009

Machine Lights and SciFi Tables

. Friday, August 28, 2009

Keeping with my theme of quasi-organic things , presenting Machine Lights, by Frank Buchwald, a freelance artist/designer out of Berlin German who has been focusing on lighting design exclusively since 2002.

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In Buchwald's own words:

For me, the idea of the machine lights developed over many years of dealing with the nature of modern technology, especially the mechanical artefacts of the industrial age. It is associated for me with the realization that an independent reality which withdraws itself from human access, exists behind the manifest appearances of mechanical objects and secretly determines the world of the machines. …

A common mistake of our time is the belief that machines are solely products and artefacts of human planning, design, and manufacture. Working on the machine lights was for me a guarantor and a constantly new examination of something hidden that interweaves and shapes the sphere of the machine like a secret principle…

The last piece is not part of the Machine Light per say, it's an earlier work, that resembles a bucket loader, to me at least.

I included it as a non-organiceque example of Buchwald's work that is still true to his philosophy that machines are beings with their own nature.

To see more of his work, visit his website.

The next piece comes from Sam Hewitt, a newly minted craftsmen out of the University of Lincoln(UK) with a degree in furniture design titled the SciFi Coffee Table.

I like the contrasts, notice the use of new technology (laser engraving) for the engraving vs. the traditional fan construction in the door.


Alex Catgirl said...

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