Barbet lamp 2016
This project started when I looked at an old, tired birdcage in my apartment. I started to think about how I could transform this old, tired birdcage into something new. Then the idea struck me. I started to wrap the birdcage in colorful yarn. This two week long process was to be the maiden voyage that would later develop into my Barbet lamps. The name ‘Barbet’ comes from a kind of bird of the same name. Barbets are colorful, vibrant birds that should never be confined in a cage. My lamps are made out of wire-frames and wrapped in colorful yarn.
Each lamp (Ø 300 × 350 mm) is handmade, unique and takes about fourteen hours to construct. Thank you INTI for the beautiful Alpaca wool!
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An installation I made for matter .of material in their pop-up store (Reestraat 14, Amsterdam, March 2017).
Photographs © Renske Francissen