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sergio mendoza: SMP lights
feb 08, 2011
sergio mendoza: SMP lights



SMP 01, SMP 02 and SMP 03 lights by sergio mendoza

this series of lamps was developed at domaine de boisbuchet in france, where sergio mendoza is part of the team
that organizes it’s workshop program. at the domain, fruit and vegetables are delivered every day in wooden crates.
once empty, they can not be reused and are burned every night. the idea was to use not only this wood as a main
material, but to figure out a process that would allow the construction of various light typologies and maybe other
objects, such us chairs, tables.

in the end the lamps can be made from scratch with very basic materials and techniques in no longer than sixty
minutes. since the materials are somehow alien to those traditionally used for this kind of lamps, archetypal shapes
were maintained, resulting in a series of warm, sympathetic looking lights.


SMP 01, SMP 02 and SMP 03 lights


SMP 03 light


SMP 03 being finished at sergio mendoza studio


detail of the SMP 04 floor light


fruit and vegetable crates are the inspiring material for the limited series of SMP lights


first concept sketches for the SMP family

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