Friday, February 12, 2010
Frank Buchwald: Machine Lights
German designer and manufacturer Frank Buchwald creates sculptural, handcrafted lights which adhere neither to form nor function, though light and statements they do make. Using burnished steel, brushed brass, textile cables, and blown glass, Buchwald's forms anthropomorphise the inanimate, calling to life the evergreen romanticism of machines, à la steampunk (though I'm not sure that's an association he would make). The Machine Lights series comprises 12 different models produced in low volume production. Each object is manually produced from up to 200 individual parts and requires a manufacture time of 4 weeks and more. Custom work available.