Here are two GREAT finds in one post! The first is a tip from a friend who found this young product designer, Ben Arent who shares his school project on lighting called the Stealth Lamp. This is made from 0.9 mm polypropylene cut with a laser cutter. Under the Creative Commons license, you can download the design for free and make yourself a cool little lamp. If you can get your hands on the polypropylene, (Ben has a link to MUTR.co.uk where you can order in the UK), a standard UK lampholder and cord, and of course, access to a laser cutter, it’d be nice project to work on.
This brings me to the second great find – Unto this Last. It’s here that Ben interned and worked on his lighting project. This London furniture design firm/furniture workshop is based on the ‘return to local crafters’ model with a modern update. Using the latest in digital technology and 3D modelling, they manufacture in-house designed pieces of furniture in the Just-in-time/Made-to-Order process but at mass produced furniture prices. I like the look of the furniture – it’s unfortunate they can only deliver within the UK.To check out their furniture you can download their catalog here.