Artist Duncan Meerding has crafted a beautiful line of lamps that can be used as stools or tables from salvaged logs that were considered to be imperfect because of the deep cracks and crevices within the wood and destined to be burned. Instead, Meerding used the imperfections to allow the light to playfully peek through, beautifully lighting the way indoors or out. These lamps and other designs are available for purchase via Meerding’s site.
The Cracked Log Lamps are made from salvaged logs which would otherwise have been burnt. These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs. By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature. The warm yellow light coming through each lamps unique light pattern highlights the fiery fate that the salvaged timber would have otherwise been exposed to. These lamps embrace the cracks often avoided in timber based designs – pushing the light through the things often associated with darkness. Before turning on the Cracked Log Lamp, often a person would think it is purely just a log of wood.
images via Duncan Meerding