RIBA Floor Lamp Sculpture

A project like no other before - the "RIBA" floor lamp is an oversized art sculpture that Dimitar from Paladim made out of two old barber chairs.

This build was part of a competition for upcycling and I got a pair of chairs that Dimitar had to reuse. And this is the result - a spectacular lighting decoration.

First, he took the chairs apart making sure it does the least damage and it did almost none - the joints were well made and the oak wood is pretty strong and sturdy enough so it holds what is needed without any strong glue (these chairs were made around the 1980s).

After playing around with the building elements and trying this he came up with the final structure which was then sanded down (a lot of sanding) and finished with a sating coat that should protect the wood for another decade at least and allows for cleaning.


  • Dimensions: 120 x 50 x 90 cm | 47,2 x 19,7 x 35,4 in
  • Weight: 23 kg | 50,7 lbs
  • The "eyes" spheres measure Ф20 (7,9") and Ф30cm (11,8") and can be dimmed (2x E27 lightbulb sockets)
  • The ambient red LED strip can be turned on and off
  • Another E27 lightbulb can be turned on and off on the tip of the "fishing rod"


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