Achille, a Lamp Made From Fire Extinguishers


Tue, May 28th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the instructables website, the very cool Samuel Bernier shows you how to build Achille, a lamp made from fire extinguishers

In the first hours of the event, the teams were like vultures fighting for the best parts. Early in the process, I spotted two fire extinguishers that looked perfectly functional. I learned that day that many public buildings replace their fire equipment every decade for ®prevention¯. Worst of all, many people just throw them with the garbage, while expensive metals such as brass is used in this object.

I sketched on a piece of paper a floor lamp inspired by one of Achille Castiglioni classic : the Arco lamp (edited by Flos). I’m fascinated by this great designer who also used industrial objects form tractors and bicycles in the design of his famous furniture.

I decided to dedicate this lamp to him, naming it ®Achille le Grand¯



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