Bold and creative, this lamp references brutalist architecture.

Creative lighting provides a great opportunity to enhance the way a room looks and establish a focal point. Some designs take this further and double as sculptural artworks. Foundation is one of them. Designed by Andrew Ferrier, this lamp prototype draws inspiration from Montréal’s brutalist architecture and modern building methods. While it looks like concrete, the light actually has a lightweight plaster build. The manufacturing method ensures that each Foundation light is one-of-a-kind, as each lamp starts out as a single block of scored plaster that requires breaking to make the two parts.

Breaking the block in two creates the base and the top. Five identical powder-coated tubes fit into the plaster sections perfectly, creating a design reminiscent of concrete and steel column. Easy to assemble, the lamp allows the user to simply drop the tubes into the base and then attach the top section. The dramatic design comes to life when the top light illuminates the base and highlights the imperfections of the material. Great either as a floor or table lamp, Foundation offers a creative lighting solution for a modern interior. At the same time, it doubles as an art piece and a conversation starter. Images courtesy of Andrew Ferrier.

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