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Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Posted By Andrew Michler On August 6, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In Art,Decorative Objects,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Lighting | 1 Comment

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Marco Stefanelli [1]‘s handsome collection of Brecce lamps combine high-tech LED lights [2] and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space. The pieces are made from salvaged wood scraps [3] sourced from a lumber mill, a local river, and even the firewood pile. The magic comes with the addition of low-energy LEDs [4] embedded behind a layer of resin.

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Marco Stefanelli [1]‘s hybrid creations combine art, furniture design and accent lighting. They are made by removing a section of wood from a log and then delicately embedding LEDs [6] and wires within it. The negative space is then carefully filled in with resins. The soft light cast by the irregular strips of embedded LEDs has a calming and surprisingly natural effect. Placed outside, the quality of light is magical [7].

The larger pieces work as simple seats or stools [8], adding to their usefulness. Although not practical for direct lighting, the Brecce Collection can really define space in a room, acting like a beacon. The low power use and the fact that the raw material was found make for a surprisingly refined object that is equally low impact. Stefanelli summarizes it more eloquently, saying: “In these objects, I try to give a second chance, pulling out the light from matter and amplifying the sensory experience.”

+ Marco Stefanelli  [1]

Via Notcot [9]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Marco Stefanelli: http://www.marcostefanelli.it/

[2] LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/

[3] salvaged wood scraps: http://inhabitat.com/lamp-made-from-found-materials-gives-off-5-gallons-of-light/

[4] LEDs: http://inhabitat.com/ingo-maurer-unveils-innovative-geometric-led-wallpaper/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/08/Untitled-11.jpg

[6] LEDs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn8cHADwRkA&feature=player_embedded

[7] quality of light is magical: http://inhabitat.com/bruce-munros-gorgeous-fields-of-led-flowers-bloom-at-longwood-gardens/

[8] simple seats or stools: http://inhabitat.com/salvaged-wood-stools-made-from-pieces-of-thomas-edisons-factory/

[9] Notcot: http://www.notcot.org/

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