Here's another lo-fi remake of Achille Castiglioni's iconic Arco lamp, named "Arq" in honor of. The lamp was devised by Beplushave, a design studio brand located in Torino, Italy.
The construction is simple: Instead of marble, a chunk of knotty wood; instead of steel, PVC pipes spray-painted with a water-based coat; instead of a shade, a diffuse bulb. The only thing missing is the puncture in the base, originally used to move the heavy marble block around with a broomstick; still, that's echoed in the little hole where the cord threads through.
See more work with PVC and light from Beplushave here. Or, for more lo-fi versions of design classics, see our post here.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.