Paul Foeckler creates rustic indoor lighting using reclaimed California firewood

Posted On Thu, September 22, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 22, 2016 By In Design, Products

For fireplace-starved apartment dwellers, here’s an alternative way to bring in some woodsy warmth as we approach the cooler months. Designer Paul Foeckler’s Split Grain lighting collection is made from firewood he forages himself in California and then slices uses a splitting technique that reveals the grain patterns of the cross sections. These intricacies are then highlighted when the light emanates from the sculptural piece.

Paul Foeckler, Split Grain, firewood lighting
The project began when Foeckler noticed the complexity and beauty of an ordinary piece of firewood, and thus that it was too beautiful to burn.

Paul Foeckler, Split Grain, firewood lighting

His intention when designing each piece is to strike a balance between organic forms and refined technological materials. As he describes, the final collection is “minimalist and formal with a strong architectural sensibility.” He also explains how the work speaks to the noble trees from which the wood comes.

Paul Foeckler, Split Grain, firewood lighting

The Split Grain collection is available for purchase on Foeckler’s esty shop, and you can also check out more of his work on his website here.


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