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Published on January 21st, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano

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Robot Lamps Made from Recycled Materials

industrial recycled robotFrench 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.

You can learn more about Brauer but you’ll need to be able to read some French. And if not, can at least enjoy the photos. You can also connect with Brauer on Facebook




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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including PlentyMag.com, EthicalWeddings.com, MyEcoChicWedding.com, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and Life123.com.



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