‘braa’ lamp from the ‘seeded’ collection by asaf weinbroom

israeli designer asaf weinbroom uses common manufacturing techniques to produce light fixtures which incorporate multiple materials including metals, glass and plastics. this combination results in lamps which appear to be mass produced, even though each one is individually hand-made.

‘seeded’, weinbroom’s latest collection of designs, brings together elements of completely different qualities, incorporating DuPont™ Corian® disguised as marble, and Formica® which could be mistaken for granite. the use of simple geometric shapes and clean lines composed of these industrial man-made mediums results in a series of delicate, yet substantial objects which bring together form and function.

‘I was very interested in creating new from something old; the ordinary Formica® whose time has passed is given a new life. Formica® sheets are often used to cover up cheap wood panels, and are usually meant to copy the appearance of other materials. the designs intentionally join Formica® and wood veneers in the lamination process, merging the materials into a single surface intended to show off the wood, instead of hiding it.’

asaf weinbroom: seeded ‘braa’ lamp

asaf weinbroom: seeded detail of material juxtapositions: wood, copper and Formica®

asaf weinbroom: seeded ‘giben’ table lamp

asaf weinbroom: seeded

asaf weinbroom: seeded the lamp lit and an up close of its adjustable head

asaf weinbroom: seeded ‘stem’ floor lamp