sergio mendoza: SMP lights
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.

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

sergio mendoza: SMP lights SMP 03 light

sergio mendoza: SMP lights SMP 03 being finished at sergio mendoza studio

sergio mendoza: SMP lights detail of the SMP 04 floor light

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

sergio mendoza: SMP lights first concept sketches for the SMP family

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