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Apr 16, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Wood and Leather Pendant Lamp

created at: 04/08/2013

The Konkret lamp by Danish designer Jonas Edvard has some serious potential to add that missing cool/Scandinavian factor to your space.

Made with simple, natural elements - gradient wood veneer and a leather handle - Konkret delivers perfect warm lighting that will surely make you feel like you're living in a top-notch Danish cabin.

If you'd like to try something similar, this project has lots of potential for a DIY effort. Wood veneer is very affordable and available at a variety of places, such as a local shop catering to woodworkers, or online. Leather scraps are pretty easy to come by at fabric and speciality shops, and you could create a light kit from lamp parts from the home center, or use the HEMMA cord set from IKEA.

Because the wood veneer is so thin, it can be cut with a craft knife. You could use variously sized brass rings from the craft store and use a cone template, or experiment with different shapes and armatures.

Konkret Lamp by Jonas Edvard [via iGnant]

 

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The New Diplomat's Wife on Apr 16, 2013:

welcome gabriel, so excited to see you as a contributor!