Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cyberpunk Granny's House


Okay, this is some of the freaking coolest lighting I have seen in a VERY long time.  It's a Williamsburg, Brooklyn company called Collura & Co.

Back in 1960, Denis Collura asked grandma to describe what kind of lamps she thought she'd have in the year 2060.  I'm kidding, he's very likely much younger than that.  But they're almost like precious--even prissy--little antique lamps that have just completely overdosed on steroids and turned into cyborgs.  The contrast between the delicacy and the heavy, futuristic industrial edge--the feminine and masculine, actually--is absolutely brilliant.  They might be a little difficult to mix into an aged brown-leather and mahogany pipe-smoker's library, but I love them nonetheless.  [Click the images for larger views.]

The hardware on this one in particular is really stunning:

©2008, Ryan Witte

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