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Arbor Lux: Enchanting Lamps Made from Rescued Trees Topped with Sap Resin Lights
Posted By Ana Lisa On March 19, 2013 @ 4:29 pm In Botanical,Design,Environment,Green Lighting,Recycling and Composting | No Comments
Chicago-based designer Trevor O'Neil creates custom pieces of furniture, lighting and artworks that are both eco-friendly and surprising. His latest piece, Arbor Lux, is a whimsical light installation made from rescued tree branches topped with a resin fixtures made from the tree's own sap!
O’Neil makes every effort to create work that is as sustainable and responsible as possible. He enjoys turning his client’s household scraps into useful and unique pieces of furniture, lighting or art, saving both on transportation and resources. For Arbor Lux, he created a woodland  installation for a client that desired a small, “interior balcony” that would overlook the Chicago River.
Serving a double function, the branches help support the platform were they extrude and provide ambient light for the interior space. Arbor Lux uses only branches that had to be cut down because they were dying  or because they extended into an area where they were unwanted. However, the most notable parts of the design are the lighting fixtures which were molded from an eco-friendly resin derived from the tree itself.
+ Trevor O’Neil 
Photos by Trevor O’Neil 
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URLs in this post:
 woodland: http://inhabitat.com/kaspar-hamacher-uses-fire-sculpting-to-create-spectacular-tree-trunk-furniture/
 dying: http://inhabitat.com/gigantic-tree-trunk-benches-made-from-recovered-elms-pop-up-in-stockholm/
 + Trevor O’Neil: http://www.trevoroneil.com/
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