This wood was destined for firewood… Filip Janssens makes a luxury object out of it! The story is very local and begins in a sawmill at the end of the designer’s street. To add to the anecdote, this all takes place in Essene – a village whose name stems from, “es” the Dutch word for ash tree – and the sawmill in question cuts mainly ash from the region… This is where Filip Janssens discovered scrap wood, in theory unusable and destined to be burned on the shop floor. Touched by the patterns and lumps and bumps in the planks, he took them home and imagined this lamp. “What was beautiful was the material, its imperfections. I had to bring them to light.” The LED strip embedded in the wood acts like a lamp over a painting. “Or like the sun that lights the moon”, adds Filip Janssens, who has gone on to experiment the same principle with scrap travertine and other natural stones.
LUNAIR LIGHTING 2018
Version 1: recycled ash
Version 2: residual waste natural stone (Travertino Rosso Coral)
Hight between 120 cm and 180 cm, width between 12 and 20 cm