Industrial odds and ends become unconventional light sources
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what better way to prove that than a collection made from industrial oddities and old machine parts. Collage 2.0 started two years ago when Eindhoven designer Joost van Bleiswijk started collecting parts from around his workshop. In that time there has been a variety of weird and wonderful creations that have come to life, some of which you can see below.
“As we were cleaning up the mess, I used many items we found in the workshop and combined them into several objects,” says Van Bleiswijk. “Old machines, that were ready to be thrown away, ventilation pipes, and leftover pieces of wood and paint formed the base of these unique items.”
No two pieces are the same, but all of them provide a unique way to bring some light into your home or studio. One fixture features a curved section of ductwork that holds a rectangular blue cabinet off the ground. By pulling a valve wheel stuck on the center of the door, light is able to flood into the surrounding space.
Other pieces include an illuminated tube secured at either end by a pair of clamps, lighting that bounces off of a copper disk diffuser, and a metal arm lamp that balances on top of a solid metal base. The pieces are currently on display in the studio that Van Bleiswijk shares with his partner and fellow designer Kiki van Eijk.
Photography by Mariëlle Leenders