Ink-spiration

A calligraphic ink bottle is the inspiration for Oscar Diaz’s geometrical CL Lamp.

Though a calligraphic ink bottle is not something one sees too often these days but it was this yesteryear object that inspired Oscar Diaz’s CL Lamp.

More specifically, the light draws on the “process of facilitating access to ink to create a lamp with geometrical properties”.

Diaz uses a metal cast base to firmly stabilise the light, while a small light head is designed to slide up and down its base to change the angles of light rays when necessary.

The lamp uses energy efficient LED lights that are of a warm white colour, similar to the traditional light bulb, furthering the concept of integrating traditional elements into new objects.

The "CL Lamp", first displayed in 2011, continues to reveal the possibilities of re-appropriating traditional commonalities in everyday objects. 

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