Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Sword Ball’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Side Bed Thin’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Wall IC’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Wall IC’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Scarecrow’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Scarecrow’.

 

Tel Aviv-based industrial designer has revealed not one, but three new lighting series, building upon his existing catalogue of superbly crafted and unique handmade pendants, lamps, sconces, spots, wall and table lamps. Blurring the divide between art and design, Asaf’s lights are objet d’art all of their own. The Israeli designer has a way with material too—choosing to work with an abundance of timber as a natural, warm feeling renewable resource, as well as high and low materials like Corian, brass, laminate, copper, and glass.

The first of the three series includes the hanging Scarecrow pendant, a cross-bar design made up of a black or silver metal tube with two glass balls and an illuminated spot base in timber. There are also two wall lamps, Sward Ball and Sward Cone, with an up-light and an illuminated translucent glass ball. Here, the idea was to combine a few types of illumination in one element.

 

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Hanging Spot 90’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Ring Copper’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Ring Brass’.

Asaf Wienbroom's New Lighting Collection | Yellowtrace
‘Trophy’.

 

In the second series is Trophy, a cup-shaped pendant made up of a wooden tube as its stem and a metal bowl available in brass, copper, and black powder-coated steel. Side Bed Thin is a wall mounted lamp made for bedtime reading—with a moveable black metal arm and illuminated wooden tube available in oak and walnut. Wall IC features the same extendable arm but is matched with a glass orb. Light in this series beams softly through the thinnest and most delicate tubes of metal or timber, precisely where you least expect it to—a signature Asif is becoming known for.

Lastly, Asif has updated a few of his studio’s top sellers with new shapes, edges, and colours. Copper Ring has been reworked with a sand-coloured shade, and Hanging Spot 90 is a version of the original timber spotlight, with an edge carved out at 90s degrees instead of the existing model’s simplified straight edge.

 

Related: Handmade Lighting by Asaf Weinbroom.

 

 


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About The Author

Sammy Preston

Sammy Preston is a writer, editor, and curator living in Sydney. Working especially within art and design, and then lifestyle and culture more broadly, Sammy is a senior writer at Broadsheet, and a contributing digital editor at Foxtel's Lifestyle platform. Sammy also contributes regularly to art and design press like VAULT Magazine, Art Collector, Art Edit, Habitus, and Indesign magazines. She's written art essays for MUSEUM, exhibition texts for Sophie Gannon Gallery, and has worked as an arts and culture editor for FBi Radio. In 2016, she worked as part of the editorial team for Indesign Magazine as digital editor during the publication's pivotal print and website redesign. Sammy was also the founding manager and curator of contemporary art space Gallery 2010—a curator-run initiative housed within a Surry Hills loading dock. The gallery hosted exhibitions with emerging and established artists from 2012 until 2016.

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