New York 2019 – Stickbulb, the awarded lighting design brand upcycling wood from doomed architectures with a modular imprint, launches Chime, a 10-foot-tall cascading lighting design made out of reclaimed redwood from the recently demolished water landmark tower atop Brooklyn’s first skyscraper at 32 Court Street. The playful reinterpretation of a classic chandelier has been designed by RUX, the founding creative team behind Stickbulb.
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New York-based lighting manufacturer Stickbulb, is known for making fixtures with rigid wood connection points and angular geometries. “After seven years of playing with rigid connectors, it felt like it was time to loosen up a bit,” says to Archipanic Stickbulb Co-Founder Russell Greenberg. Indeed, Chime is a ball joint connector that allows each Stickbulb 360 degrees of rotation within its socket, as well as the ability to sway in a gentle breeze.
“If a tree and a chandelier had a baby… it would look something like Chime,” adds Greenberg. “It has the mass, presence, and sumptuous form of a traditional crystal chandelier but with a completely different structural and material intelligence. Instead of light refracting through crystals, it emanates from wood, like a glowing tree trunk.”
The Chime collection comes in three different diameters – 20”, 28” and 36” diameter rings -, each of which can be specified with a variety of bulb lengths. “They can be hung individually, clustered together to form dynamic, room-filling installations, or nested into cascading forms up to 12 feet long”.
As with other fixtures in the Stickbulb collection, Chime is available in a range of carefully chosen wood types including reclaimed Heart Pine and NYC Water Tower Redwood, sustainably sourced American Walnut and Maple, and Ebonized Oak. The ring is made from powder-coated steel in a matte black finish and the ball-joint is available in polished nickel or brass.
Stickbulb is an award-winning lighting brand born from a pile of scrap wood. “Our principal goal has always been to create more light with less waste”. To this day the team makes small desk lamps through to room-filling installations out of wood from locally demolished buildings, dismantled water towers, fallen trees, and sustainably managed forests.
All photos: courtesy of Stickbulb.
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