Charlie Davidson Studio is proud to announce the launch of the new Crane Light at this year’s Milan Salone de Mobile. Davidson will join a group of Sweden based designers exhibiting at the Temporary museum for new design 2012 in SuperStudio Più.
The Crane Light is a homage to the iconic Arco lamp by the Castiglioni brothers who championed the idea of using a giant cantilever to place a light pendent in the centre of a room. The unlikely origins of Davidson’s Crane Light however started way back at the beginning of his professional career working in Denmark for the world renowned toy company LEGO. It was here he found a scale model of a mobile crane sitting on a shelf amongst the thousands of toys in LEGO’s collection, a seemingly useless but beautifully made object that Davidson saw a greater potential for. It was a few years later when he came across the Arco lamp in a shop that the connection between the two objects was made which sparked the beginning of the Crane Light.
Based on an impressive 1:50 scale model of the Terex Crawler crane with a height of 2.1m and a reach of 1.5m. The light shade draws inspiration from the crane theme with a scale model of an industrial electromagnet supporting an assemblage of glass tubes.
Materials: Die-cast metal, glass, plastic.
Height: 2.1m with a reach of 1.5m
Price: 3000€, made as an edition of 5