Mark McMenamin | May 21, 2012
The Tramp Art revival was front-and-center at Currey & Company, here represented by the four-light Hobo chandelier in wrought iron and wood.
Shredded fonts add Pop-Art deconstruction to Newsprint, a porcelain table lamp with linen shade from Currey & Company.
Here's a sticky situation: the Manhattan coffee table by Phillips Collection, composed of driftwood sustainably sourced from Thailand.
In the Crystal Bakehouse series by Fine Art Lamps, Mark McDowell retains texture below smooth surfaces by baking crystals into a solid block, then backlighting it with fluorescent lamping.
Carved wood loses its rustic demeanor when dressed in white lacquer in the Root table series by Gus.
Taking wall sconce sensibilities to the table, castoffs of the sea become fodder for lighting in the Stacked Shell lamp by Wildwood Lamps, featuring authentic brown lip shells hand applied above an iron base.
Reclaimed tires turn into Tyre, a cocktail table from Studio A with an opening in the bottom that allows the base to be loaded with sand (or perhaps unwanted clutter) for added stability.