Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Industrial Illumination

An unused & rusted machine, processed into a funky industrial lamp

The Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, transformed human lives as it helped transition hand production methods to machinery manufacturing. Till today, we reap the fruits of those years, when great men achieved great feats.

Taking a leaf out of this important phase of history, we decided to create an industrial decor revolution of our own.

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An unused, rusted, hand operated bottle capping machine became our source of inspiration. The machine in itself had this super funky look – with a turn-wheel at top, exposed gears and solid iron fixtures.

We added two bulbs facing each other – lower one on the base where the erstwhile bottles would stand and a hanging bulb suspended from top where the capping mechanism would take place. Then all we were left with was to wire up the bulb connections to one single plug. And our industrialization process was done.

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Switch on the bulbs and we get a quirky industrial illumination of our own.

As they say – “history always repeats itself!”

To infuse some industrial elements in our homes is a rather easy task. Use old home machines like a mixer or sewing machine or an old camera and give it a paint job or simply just add a bulb to it. An eye-catching d├ęcor element is all ready.