matchstick light

designers own words:
'… I was fascinated by the possibility of having a bright, usable light derived from an unexpected form and material – 
namely 3/4″ sticks of maple. high quality stainless steel machine screws and wing nuts complete the utilitarian aesthetic, 
while the red cord and red stained dimmer at the tip of the light suggest further purpose and inner power. 
the lamp's simple outer form hides the complexities of its manufacturing. each light is milled from one solid maple blank. 
the sticks of maple are comprised of two separate halves, with all components and wiring sealed inside. 
the light is an exploration of how a CNC mill can expand and enhance the capabilities of the maker; allowing them to create 
something that would be impossible, or at least unreasonable, to create entirely by hand.' 

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