MGarito | Design | Welded Wire Lamp

April 2008

This metal hanging lamp was one of my first attempts at creating a lamp. Like so many of my other projects, this also started through the recycling of another discarded item. In this case the solid cylinder at the top was repurposed from its past life as the base of a lava lamp.

From the slid cylinder a series of layers of welded wire mesh have been applied. There are three different sizes of welded wire mesh in use here. There over lap creates different densities of solid and subsequent shadow. As a result this lamp casts an interesting pattern of shadow in a radial grid pattern onto the surrounding surface.

This lamp has also been fitted with a touch sensitive dimmer switch, allowing three different light levels. By changing the light levels, the metal appears to change from a shade of bronze to a more silvery tone. This effect has brought into question the actual material being used, because it becomes hard to believe that is in fact zinc plated steel.

The piece is 23" tall with a 5.5" diameter. It runs can be plugged into any standard 120V conveyance outlet.

Welded Wire Lamp 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 02 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 03 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 04 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 05 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 06 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 07 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Welded Wire Lamp 08 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com