Crown of Thorns Lamp
Our Crown of Thorns lamp is made from 82 interlocking pieces of laser-cut stainless steel. This puzzle-like joinery technique originated in the late 1800s, and is considered the most complex technique used in Tramp Art. Tramp Art was a style of Outsider Art that arose out of the Great Depression in the US when resources were scarce. Artists used pen knives to cut and notch discarded cigar boxes, and intercity laced the pieces together to make frames, boxes, and other domestic objects. We've revived the lost art using steel in place of wood, which we painstakingly assemble piece by piece in our studio in New Fairfield, Connecticut.
This lamp is part of our ARTIFACT collection. Each piece in the collection is inspired by a significant historical object from a museum archive.
For custom lamp shades or custom lighting, please email us.
Dimensions: 17” Tall x 11” Wide x 5” Deep
Materials: Stainless steel, fabric shade, electrical components.
Made in Connecticut, USA.
Made to order. Ships in 3 weeks.
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