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Stony Lighting Collections

James Walsh's 'Igneous Light' is Made from Victorian Bluestone

— May 3, 2017 — Art & Design
Like Moses drawing water from the rock, there's something fundamentally religious about combining light and stone, and James Walsh's 'Igneous Light' doesn't seem to shy away from such a connection. The substantive stone lamp lights rooms with a halo that bounces out from its mirrored shade, off the firmly tactile stone backing, and into the air.

The lamp is made from Victorian Bluestone, a common rock in Australia that has a rich history. It has been and continues to be used extensively in the architecture around Melbourne, which in turn contributes to a fair amount of waste in the form of the powder that dusts Victorian Bluestone quarries. James Walsh and Ash Allen collaborated to invent a technique for melting down this powder and turning it into an even stronger form, which they then used for the Igneous Light.
Trend Themes
1. Stone Lighting - Opportunity for the design industry to explore the use of alternative materials in lighting fixtures.
2. Sustainable Design - A chance for industries to find ways to repurpose waste materials and explore more eco-friendly design options.
3. Religious Motifs - A potential market for introducing religious or spiritual elements into modern design.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - An opportunity for the architecture industry to find ways to reduce waste and repurpose materials in construction.
2. Interior Design - A chance for the interior design industry to introduce more natural elements into modern home decor.
3. Green Living - An opportunity for companies that promote environmentally friendly and sustainable products to expand their offerings to include lighting fixtures made from natural materials.
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