A lamp, made from waste.
[Includes Plumen WANDA Bulb]. Energy rating A+.
Design: Max Ashford
Dimensions: 330 x 370 x 100mm with 1000mm cable
Manufacture: UK - components mainly sourced from Europe
Materials: Naturally fallen British Oak, Recycled glass, electronic components
Packaging: 100% Recycled card, paper tape, vegetable based glue
330 x 370 x 100mm with 1000mm cable
UK - components mainly sourced from Europe
Naturally fallen British Oak, Recycled glass, electronic components
100% Recycled card, paper tape, vegetable based glue
Quercus is a hybrid of approaches, it uses industrial lead design processes and tools to create a lamp made using ancient techniques from modern waste.
It’s function is to produce light. To enhance its environment, not only when switched on, but also be pleasing when switched off - as lighting products spend most of their lives turned off.
Outside of its function it uses waste streams and contributes to sustainable forestry management in the UK. It uses a very energy efficient bulb from Plumen.
Most importantly Quercus is constructed to be as easy to repair and recycle as possible. The different components are not permanently joined, the construction is formed from the cable flowing through each part, tying the product together whilst forming functional details from material interactions. A cut of the cable in one place separates the assembly into constituent grouped parts for recycling.
The wood used is British oak - naturally fallen or diseased. This biological waste is a part of natures natural biosphere cycle, it will degrade and release nutrients into the earth to encourage more growth - a process we learn from. The oak is treated with respect and kept totally natural - it is steam bent, a slow process which uses moisture and patience to bend wood - an ancient technique. It’s finished with biological oil. The small amount of glue used to bond the oak ring to the frame is water based.
The electronics components are sourced for their functional quality, recyclability and the sustainability of the companies who produce them - directing investment to areas we wish to support. All the components are produced in Europe - other than the UK plug which is produced in Malaysia.
The glass is from waste packaging, the previous form has been maintained as its functional - it contributes to part of the story of the product maintaining a visual link to previous material lifecycles. Yet maintaining this form reduces the energy used in manufacture. The finish is achieved through sand blasting, altering the surface of the material itself. Glass is infinitely recyclable.
Clean lines, simple form and a focused yet surrounding light, create a minimal assembly - A lamp, made from waste, fully recyclable.
£10 from every lamp sold goes to Cool Earth saving 40 trees from deforestation and locking in 43 tonnes of Co2.
No non-recyclable waste is produced.
Made in limited numbers.
Each product is unique due to material and process.