Almost five years have passed since New York-based design firm Rux Design unveiled their revolutionary StickBulb lighting system, which was inspired by destroyed buildings. Now, the innovative designers are back with a new, bolder LED lamp called Boom that’s made out of reclaimed Redwood from dismantled NYC water tanks.
Rux’s new Boom lamps were officially unveiled this week at the Milan Furniture Fair. The series follows up on the designer’s quest to repurpose materials from architectural destruction. Boom is made of reclaimed wood taken from dismantled NYC water tanks. Years of exposure to the harsh NYC climate on one side and water on the other has given the wood a rich, unique coloring.
The reclaimed wood pieces are shaped to fit linear LED bulbs that are then connected to an elegant brass core. The lighted sticks shoot out at different lengths and emit light from different directions, creating a sense of “exploding light.”
According to Stickbulb Co-Founder and RUX Founder Russell Greenberg, the team’s lighting systems take a revolutionary approach to green design: “Our fixtures are literally born from the destruction of architecture. We celebrate this energy and history in the form and function of our designs.”