Lights can do so much more than just serve a purpose, their form can add character and soul to a room. Inspired by his natural surrounds, Tasmania-based Duncan Meerding of Duncan Meerding Designs crafts unique feature pieces highlighting the tactile nature of the materials used.
Crafted from salvaged timber, which would of otherwise been burnt, the cracked log stumps are multi-functional and can be used as stools, mood lighting or a table.
Duncan, who is mostly blind with only 5% of his sight remaining, pays much attention to the relationship between shadow, light and light dispersion. He also creates each piece with longevity in mind and uses eco-friendly pieces while relying on handmade techniques and small-scale production to produce each light.
The pendants are also made from salvaged timber and all have unique characteristics.
One of the newest designs, the Propellor is made from Eucalypt and comes in a flat-pack design which can be easily assembled. Dramatic shadows are cast through the 8-blade form.
A take on the traditional Bankers lamp, Duncan designed the lamp with salvaged timber, rustic stem and natural finished eucalypt base.