STRETCH does exactly that. It began as a paper construction and turned into a project aimed at pushing the potential of veneer. STRETCH remains a simple sphere but is designed as a three-dimensional wood construction. The delicate veneer profiles are stretched in two directions and combined with a fixture that holds the profiles in place as the lamp’s inner core. Integrated brass fittings embellish the expression. STRETCH is almost a piece of furniture with its wooden shell – or perhaps a sculpture of light? STRETCH combines density and openness, the veneer slats creating a meditative interplay of light and shadow.
STRETCH by AMANDA BETZ