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James Clar's ‘Spike Light' Looks Like a Giant Weapon

 - Apr 13, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: jamesclar & kanyeuniversecity
This ‘Spike Light’ by James Clar looks like a giant medieval weapon, but it’s actually a piece of indoor sculptural lighting.

The ‘Spike Light’ is James Clar’s take on the outdoor lamps that are driven into the ground at the base of a tree to serve as an uplight. Its panes remind me, bizarrely enough, of a cross between a mace and a paper lantern.

Implications - The recession forced families in nearly every sector of society to scale back on their budgets for home decor and art. Furniture designers responded by creating functional pieces of furniture and lighting that double as art. This sculptural light is larger than other illuminators, but it's guaranteed to make an impression.