"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.