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Branch Lamp by Reclaiming Brooklyn Restores a Local Resource

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 9, 2011 • References: reclaimingbrooklyn and notcot.org
The term "local" has come to describe a relatively broad area that surrounds a specific place, but the beauty of the main material used in the Branch Lamp by Reclaiming Brooklyn is that it practically came from designer Harris Hine's doorstep.

This eclectic piece of organic design has its tree branch backbone to thank for its quirky character. The severed arboreal offshoot came from a neighborhood tree that was damaged in a tornado that struck New York just previously. The component is hence both conveniently sourced and eco-friendly.

Besides the crooked wooden bough, the elements that define the object include a spun aluminum shade, metal shims and an electrical cord that runs from tip to toe. The shape created makes the Branch Lamp by Reclaiming Brooklyn into an overhanging floor lamp sure to brighten up a space in a number of ways.