The most probable connection that links LEGO and the iconic Arco Lamp is in the ingenuity of the British designer Charlie Davidson. Charlie Davidson’s iconic Crane Lamp will feature a 1:50 scaled version of the world’s tallest crawler crane model. To be unveiled at the Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan, next month, Davidson’s extraordinary-designed Crane light creation celebrates the passage of industrial art and lighting sculpture.
At a height of 2.1m, the Charlie Davidson Studio in Sweden has re-created the famed 1962 exhibits of the Arch light design definition by the Italian duo-Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Davidson’s masterpiece uses die cast metal, glass and polyurethane. This is one crane design that is expected to find pride of place in the dinning or drawing room.
The story behind the LEGO and crane inspiration for the light artifact adds to the worth of this Charlie Davidson’s masterpiece. Pegged at approximately $4,095, it is anybody’s guess on the affordability of this exclusive light system!
Davidson’s crane light is a combination of art as well as sculpture that is expected to lend an artistic touch to home décor either as a floor lamp or a decorative light mode. This is done by adjusting the slope and height of the boom of the crane for the required light effect.
As per Charlie Davidson, the inspiration for the model found its beginnings in a huge LEGO lift layout. At the time as a freelancer at an art studio in Denmark, the enormous size of the LEGO lift seemed futile in its toy version. The toy-version has now been reshaped and reinstated as a toy-cum-art décor in the modern floor lamp version for home or office use.
Davidson’s design distinction lay in re-modeling the Italian Arco lamp to that of a light shade that could be supported right in the middle of a room using the German 1:50 scale version of the world’s tallest crawler crane. The electromagnet and glass tube sculpture components were Davidson’s design addition to the German crawler.
Davidson’s contribution was the addition of its designer faucet which now forms an integral part of the Crane Light project that pays homage to the most powerful crawler crane of this century. Post the Milan venture, Davidson’s bright crane insights could form new territory for the next Jeff Koons creations.
Via: Charlie Davidson