These Wonderful Wooden Lamps Mimic Old Mining Equipment

By: Ady Floyd - May 22, 2015
References: crowdyhouse & design-milk
Designer Fran├žoise Oostwegel designed the Zuid Oak Wood Lamp to resemble old-school mining lamps. The lamps take the form of a 3D octagon that has had each face removed leaving only the connecting edges. The edges are made using copper and oak wood and have a handle on the top to solidify the mining lamp inspiration. By adding the copper wire it creates a warm, reflective glow when turned on.

The mining lamps are available in different sizes and can be used as a handheld light, a floor or table lamp and can be hung from the ceiling as a chandelier.

Every aspect of the lamp including the color, material and shape tell a story about The Netherlands, which is where the inspiration originated. The simple design makes an appropriate decor piece but the mining lamps are also very practical and conveniently transportable.