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Stripped floor lamp is made from a single tree branch

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October 9, 2012

Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp

Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp

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The organic quality of wood causes almost anything made from it to seem somehow classier, whether we’re talking about bicycle frames, computers or earbuds. For the really organic look, however, it’s best to leave the wood as close to its natural state as possible. That’s what European designer Floris Wubben has done with his Stripped lamp, which is made from a single tree branch.

The branch’s bark is left attached at the top, but has been peeled away in three parallel strips down the length of the rest of the branch. That peeled bark has then been curled into a sort of cone, that serves as the lamp shade.

The bark is left attached at the top of the branch

The bottom of the branch has been split in three and splayed, providing the legs for the lamp. A power cord runs up from the bottom, and appears to be internally routed through the core of the branch.

If you want your own one-of-a-kind Stripped lamp, you can order one from Wubben's website ... but be prepared to pay €11,000 (US$14,352). Should you like its esthetic but not be in need of another lamp, you might want to check out the iTree instead – it’s an iPhone dock made from a tree trunk, and it will only cost you a little closer to $15,000.

Source: Studio Floris Wubben via Mocoloco

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth
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3 Comments

I think that the designer did a terrific job on this Robinson Curiso lamp. The type of tree used should have been mentioned; not all trees have branches whose bark may be peeled and woven.

Adrian Akau
10th October, 2012 @ 09:42 am PDT

Pointed stick made from small tree trunk. Somehow making a pointed stick directly from a natural tree makes the stick seem classy.

grtbluyonder
10th October, 2012 @ 02:33 pm PDT

only $ 15000. ....what a bargain for fire wood

Stewart Mitchell
26th October, 2012 @ 11:28 am PDT
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