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Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp
Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp
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The bark is left attached at the top of the branch
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The bark is left attached at the top of the branch
The Stripped lamp is made from a single peeled tree branch
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The Stripped lamp is made from a single peeled tree branch
The bark is curled up to form the lamp shade
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The bark is curled up to form the lamp shade
The bark forms a translucent lamp shade
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The bark forms a translucent lamp shade
The branch is split in three on the bottom, to serves as the lamp's legs
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The branch is split in three on the bottom, to serves as the lamp's legs
Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp
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Floris Wubben's Stripped lamp

The organic quality of wood causes almost anything made from it to seem somehow classier, whether we’re talking about bicycle frames, computers or earbuds. For the really organic look, however, it’s best to leave the wood as close to its natural state as possible. That’s what European designer Floris Wubben has done with his Stripped lamp, which is made from a single tree branch.

The branch’s bark is left attached at the top, but has been peeled away in three parallel strips down the length of the rest of the branch. That peeled bark has then been curled into a sort of cone, that serves as the lamp shade.

The bark is left attached at the top of the branch
The bark is left attached at the top of the branch

The bottom of the branch has been split in three and splayed, providing the legs for the lamp. A power cord runs up from the bottom, and appears to be internally routed through the core of the branch.

If you want your own one-of-a-kind Stripped lamp, you can order one from Wubben's website ... but be prepared to pay €11,000 (US$14,352). Should you like its esthetic but not be in need of another lamp, you might want to check out the iTree instead – it’s an iPhone dock made from a tree trunk, and it will only cost you a little closer to $15,000.

Source: Studio Floris Wubben via Mocoloco

3 comments
Adrian Akau
I think that the designer did a terrific job on this Robinson Curiso lamp. The type of tree used should have been mentioned; not all trees have branches whose bark may be peeled and woven.
grtbluyonder
Pointed stick made from small tree trunk. Somehow making a pointed stick directly from a natural tree makes the stick seem classy.
Stewart Mitchell
only $ 15000. ....what a bargain for fire wood