The Barrel Lamp by Nieuwe Heren

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Design duo Niuewe Heren incorporates a little bit of history and thrilling adventure in their latest lighting design for New Duivendrecht: the Barrel Lamp. Inspired by the searchlights dating back to World War II, the Barrel Lamp carries the same impressive presence and air of regality, but with a much more sociable purpose. Wooden slats direct and channel the radiance from the floodlight, though the slits in between each slat allows the light to diffuse in a softer, less pointed glow. The cheery look of the wood dissolves the searchlight precedent into an association between the Barrel Lamp and spotlight. In fact, the friendliness of the Barrel Lamp makes the piece more akin to a Hollywood studio lamp for stars of the silver screen – perhaps, a WWII feature film. The lamp, which offers two different axis of rotation, sits upon a sturdy cement tripod that announces its authority in any room. One such lamp is dramatic enough to steal the show, while a family of lamps holds the power to light up a stage in dazzling brilliance.

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Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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