EAB Floor Lamp - Edward WooHyun Chung
EAB Floor Lamp
Category: Architectural & Interior
Entered By: Edward WooHyun Chung
Description: Emerald Ash borer(EAB) infests and can significantly damage ash species, and as such, the damaged tree is considered to be unpleasant. The design concept of EAB Floor Lamp is inspired by the images of damaged ash. The carved-out holes and meandering tunnels may be considered to be ugly and unpleasant in the cognitive mind of people, but these characteristics are recreated as three different heights of tube in the design of the floor lamp, which emits a warm light analogous to calm state of mind. The dark colour of structural parts of the lamp gets hidden in the night time, which makes use of contrast. Additionally, the three tubes lighten up as if they are floating in the air, which represents reincarnated life from death. The design is not just a functional floor lamp, but it is also about reminder of death and the history of salvaged wood from trees infected by EAB, and transformed into functional furniture.
Credits: Francis Thorpe and Emilio Portal