David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

57 Market St Lamp


market st lamp

SEA’s Venice Beach office is a voluminous interior that demanded a central light fixture. Conceived as a skeletal wood zeppelin, the nearly 12ft long lamp commands the main work space. The fixture is built around a recycled sailboat jib boom, and the exterior frame is formed of cut concentric plywood rings and bent strips. The plywood exterior was screwed and bonded together with marine epoxy and mounted with eight 1/4 in aluminum rods, which suspends the frame entirely off the center boom. The entire lamp is wrapped with Goji rice paper and hung with recycled rigging cable and turnbuckles. 

Year: 2013
Location: Venice, CA
Fabrication: Carson Leh
Photography: Carson Leh