Rick Tegelaar's Chicken Wire Lamp Explores the Use of Atypical Materials

 - Jul 27, 2011
References: ricktegelaar.nl & mocoloco
It is interesting to see how some materials that are used for such specific purposes can be applied to a completely different industry with great effect -- just take a look at the Chicken Wire Lamp to see what I mean. Upon closer inspection, you can deduce that this light fixture has been crafted using metal material that once kept chickens cooped together.

Designed by Rick Tegelaar, the Chicken Wire Lamp demonstrates his fascination with "looking into simple and well-known materials differently to try to discover new ways of working with them." This particular home lighting features chicken wire stretched like a sock over a mold to create a unique and industrial-looking lamp shade. The result is quite fetching. The Chicken Wire Lamp even has a modern flair.