"the Tessaquinary: a table lamp " - industrial resin, various metals, isinglass, and assorted electronics

This lamp is named after my daughter Tessa.

The central light has two levels of illumination, its action controlled by the two knobs on the top lid. Also, the electrical meter functions, energizing when the light is turned on with the larger knob. Other than the panel meter electrics, rotary switches, and some standard fittings, every part is hand-made.

Of possible interest: there are 280 holes in the central light cage, all bored one at a time on a drill press.

For questions about purchasing your own Tessaquinary Table Lamp, please contact me for details, or go to my ETSY store.

Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.


"the Mystarium: a table lamp " - industrial resin, various metals, isinglass, and assorted electronics

The Mystarium was the result of a commission from a gentleman with a specific vision: he desired a table lamp that would fit aesthetically into Blue Sky's Myst computer game environment. A lot of research and experimentation was done with this surface pallet in mind. As a direct result, some new techniques were implemented, including gilding, cold plating, and the use of various chemical patinas and color stains.

This lamp is not "assemblage art". Rather, every part is hand-made for its specific application within the overall design (other than the obvious screws, nuts, and the modified panel meters). The round black walnut and brass knobs at the back of the primary light tube are the rotary control switches, and they are integrated with the panel meters: one labeled Luminous Flux, and the other Aesthesis. There are two modes of illumination: one is general task lighting, the other is a night light.

As with all the pieces on this page, no adhesives are used in the assembly of the various parts (meaning, for example, this copper fitting is not glued to that wood plate). Rather, every part is attached mechanically: this lamp can be disassembled in its entirety with a screwdriver, allen wrench, and a socket set.

For questions about purchasing your own Mystarium Table Lamp, please contact me for details, or go to my ETSY store.

 


"the Harrogate: a table lamp " - various metals, industrial grade resin, isinglass, and assorted electronics

This is the Harrogate, in blue.

This is an accent light, not intended for general illumination. The central light has two levels of illumination, its action controlled by the two knobs on the top lid. Other than the light sockets, rotary switches, and some standard fittings, every part is hand-made.

For questions about purchasing your own Harrogate, or something like it, please contact me for details, or go to my ETSY store.

Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.


"the Cylindrium: a table lamp " - steel, copper, isinglass, industrial resin, wood, and various electronics

This is an accent light, not intended for general illumination. In the evenings, it puts off an absolutely beautiful glow.

These lamps are available in antiqued brass, antiqued nickel, and black lacquer. The above example has an antiqued brass finish. The lamp stands around 30 inches tall, and can be disassembled in its entirety with a screwdriver.

There are two finial options available: the standard Ball Finial, and the Thorn Finial. Both are shown in the photos.

For questions about purchasing your own Cylindrium, please contact me for details, or go to my ETSY store.

Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.

 


"the Colchester: a table lamp " - industrial resin, various metals, isinglass, and assorted electronics

This accent lamp is a combination of design elements from the Cylindrium and the Tessaquinary, with a Nickel toned surface treatment.

The central light cage, after 2 hours of drilling and sawing the openings for the isinglass, required some additional 3 solid hours of hand filing to finish the shaping process.

For questions about purchasing your own Colchester Table Lamp, please contact me for details, or go to my ETSY store.

Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.