Published on January 21st, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano0
Robot Lamps Made from Recycled Materials
French artist Brauer creates works of art that will light up your life or at least your living space. Using old metal pieces, mechanics, and forgotten items, Brauer transforms old pices of junk into fun and functional art.
The robots are fantastic. Most have a very industrial feel but some could pass for whimsical and even steampunk inspired decor. I think what I love most about the lamps they’re both sculptural and functional.
I also love Brauer’s personal statement:
In our modern world, where objects often have a single life, I aim at inventing a new existence for them by diverting them from their initial function.
I particularly like the robust appearance of used steel and industrial materials. When I put them together, they start a new life as unique pieces of art, in which each component can tell its own story.