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Sustainable Desk Lamp “Quercus” by Max Ashford

A Sustainable Desk Lamp Named Quercus designed by the Sustainable Product Designer Max Ashford.

Quercus is designed to be a sustainable stylish and functional desk lamp for the young professional.

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The lamp is made using sustainable techniques and materials.

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The wood is reclaimed off-cuts of seasoned white oak sourced locally (within 10 miles), that would of otherwise been burnt or sold as firewood, this is steam bent into the tight curve, using only water over a damaging, high embodied energy method like laminating.

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The lamp shade is a up-cycled wine bottle that I cut in half and frosted as to emit a warm soft light. The bulb is a low power LED GU10.

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The only bonding material is a very small amount of glue bonding the oak curve and the oak mounting ring, all other materials can be separated, the glass, the electronics, the cable making the life cycle of the product sustainable.

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More Text form designer: I have entered the lamp into the “Delight in Light” design competition, and am now through to the final stage of the competition. Quercus will be exhibited at 100% Design in Earls Court from the 17th – 20th September, where the final stage of the competition will take place and the public will vote the overall winner of the Delight in Light competition.

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More information can be found at Designer Website: Max Ashford

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