Prospect , Table Lamp
Year : 2021
Materials : Copper Slag Geopolymer, Rolled Copper Sheet, Copper Mine Drill-core, Acrylic Light Diffuser, Textile Cord.
Size : H12" W10" D11" ( H31 W26 D28 cm )
The Prospect Lamp is the latest addition to “ This is Copper ” series by Studio ThusThat.
The series explores our everyday materials – more specifically, copper – through an investigation of the material traces that are created in the wake of its production.
Copper is essential for the transition to a more sustainable, electrified future. But what exactly is copper? The shiny metal we all know is only part of a much wider material story. This piece combines different by-products from the mining and refining process, aiming to draw attention to the complexities and nuances inherent to the production of the sought-after metal.
The base of the lamp, its foundation, is made of the waste by-product from the refining process - slag. Slag is the molten impurities cast aside during the smelting process and can be transformed into a cement-like material. Above the slag, hovers the lampshade made of polished and patinated copper. In the center of the lamp, a stone column is placed as a reminder of the metal’s origins. The stone is an ore sample that was extracted from over 1500 meters underground at the Superior copper mine in Arizona, US.
Category : Limited Edition of 3 ( with Mine Drill Core )
Limited Edition of 10 ( without Mine Drill Core )