inSpire Lamps

This series of inSpire Lamps were created as a way to make use of the abundance of scrap plywood heading for the landfill at my previous place of employment. This “sheathing plywood” is used primarily for shipping crates and other structural, non-finishing applications. After a large project has been shipped, there are numerous oddly-shaped pieces of this plywood destined for the trash since they are too small to be used for crates. Growing increasingly frustrated with the amount of “waste” a small scale commercial woodshop like ours made, I had to design a product that could be fabricated using these leftover materials.

The inSpire Lamps were the result of this. The main reason for this name is due to the inspiration I felt at having designed a beautiful new product from material that would have been otherwise thrown away. While not really related to the word inspire, a spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building. By creating these beautiful shapes from the waste of other products, I found a way to inspire myself as both a designer and fabricator.

There are currently 3 versions of the inSpire Lamp, all designed with the same principle of re-purposing scrap material into a beautiful new product.

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