Lights from Lead and Concrete

James Plumb Creates Hand-Sculpted Lamps from Lead and Concrete

No two works are the same in JamesPlumb’s new lighting collection, which features crumpled sheets of lead that sit on top of cubed concrete bases.

The London-based studio designed the series of handmade lamps as part of their Studies in Permanence collection, which they devised as a rejection of the  “conventional perfection” that comes with mass-produced objects.

Each lamp features a blocky concrete base, a bulb, and a crumpled piece of lead that has been sculpted by hand.

“We are drawn to objects that cannot be replicated, and to the idea that total permanence cannot be,” the duo told Dezeen.

“In these works, no two pieces of lead will ever be the same shape – it’s this guided unpredictability by the human hand that excites us.”

Each piece of lead was individually patinaed to create unique shades. The duo then rolled the material out into sheets, making it more malleable for sculpting.

This also gives the lead a thin and lightweight appearance, despite it being around four times heavier than its concrete counterpart.

The shadows cast from the bulb is intended to emphasize the differences in two materials – the complex forms emitted from the lead is set against the simple block of shadow from the concrete.

“The lead partly takes on its own personality and agenda, and in these works, we observe and respond to this fluidity,” the designers told Dezeen. “A blend of carefully considered shaping by design, and accidental incident as the lead takes its own paths and folds.”

JamesPlumb’s Studies in Permanence collection reflects the artistic background of both the designers, who studied fine art sculpture at the Wimbledon School of Art.

The collection also includes a sculptural bench, which was showcased by Gallery FUMI and was one of Dezeen’s top picks from the PAD design fair in London earlier this month.


Article Provided By: DeZeen


Our Prayers

With near-hurricane force winds lashing the Florida Keys, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that “Irma is forecast to restrengthen” as it approaches mainland Florida. Hurricane Irma has hit the Keys with a Cat. 4 Storm on September 10th, destroying homes and, knocking out power to more than 6.8 million people. There was an order of 6.3 million people to evacuate the southeastern coastal regions, at least 25 people have died from this storm. The damage estimate from the Irma is up to $100 billion according to data modeling firm Enki Research, more than the last hurricanes that have hit the Flordia coastline.

The Red Cross is providing relief in Flordia which has been affected by Hurricane Irma. Supplies include: Food, Water, hygiene supplies, and other relief items. Design Lighting Group would like to ask our friends to pray with us for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts. Remember to donate to the Red Cross to aid all those affected by the hurricane.


Prayers for Las Vegas

Prayers and Condolences

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and their loved ones. And also, to the first responders, medical professionals, counselors and others who have spent and will continue to spend countless hours caring and helping the victims and their families.

Want to Help?

The County Commissioner has set up a page where donations are being collected. Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families. If If you’d like to support them, please contribute to this fund.

Our community is grateful for the outpouring of support from folks all across the nation and all around the world. Tens of thousands of people have made their voices heard and are standing up to hate and standing together to support the victims and their families during this difficult time. We want to thank you for your generous contributions.

Later this week, we will make an announcement about the process to distribute the funds. We are working in lockstep with all state and local officials, GoFundMe, the Direct Impact Fund, and the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) to ensure the funds get distributed directly to the victims and families. We will provide additional information about this process in the coming days.

We want to thank all of you who contributed what you could to support the victims following this heinous attack. We also want to thank MGM, Cosmopolitan, Steve Cloobeck and Diamond Resorts International, Wayne and Kathleen Newton, the Raiders, the NFL Foundation, and GoFundMe for their large contributions to our fund. Our work to help rebuild our community is just beginning and we want to thank you for standing with us during this difficult time.

We have been in touch with GoFundMe since the beginning and they have been a trusted partner from the moment this campaign launched. The support for this campaign has been extraordinary, and donors have had understandable questions about GoFundMe’s fees. GoFundMe has committed significant resources to the management and distribution of these funds in the most ethical, effective, and timely way, and they have also donated $150,000 to directly help victims and their families.

If you’d like to support the victims and their families, we encourage you to contribute to this fund.

If you cannot financially support the victims, here’s some additional information on other ways to help:

Give Blood –

United Blood Services will take donations by appointment only. For more visit:http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/lv/

Physical Donations –

If you would like to donate water, canned goods, or non-perishable items, please visit Three Square and Catholic Charities: https://www.threesquare.org/ orhttps://www.catholiccharities.com/. We appreciate the outpouring of support, but the substations cannot currently manage the physical donations and we kindly ask you donate them to the organizations to ensure their distribution.

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