Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Stem Light floor lamp. White oak, corian & brass tube.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

QR floor lamp. White oak & metal tube. 
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Braa Corian table lamp. White oak, corian & copper tube.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Giben Corian table lamp. White oak, corian & brass  tube.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Ball light table lamp. Laminate/white oak & glass ball.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Wedding Lamps. White oak/ash,copper/brass, glass.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Grain suspended light. Laminate & white oak.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

 

Asaf Weinbroom is an young industrial designer from Tel Aviv who established his studio in 2009, offering lighting design, production and manufacture. Israel is a small country with a tiny industry in comparison to the world, where the designer inevitably becomes the manufacturer of his own designs. I first came across Weinbroom’s work after my visit to Milan in 2010, where he exhibited on Zona Tortona. Since then, I’ve kept a close eye on his projects and have watched his design aesthetic evolve and develop.

Superb craftsmanship combined with unconventional detailing and use of materials are the hallmark of Weinbroom’s work. His lights often transform commonplace finishes and elevate them to new heights, mixing the use of high and low materials like timber, Corian, brass, laminate, copper, and glass.

 

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Spot ceiling light. White oak & brass buttons.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Chuko light. Walnut & cardboard.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Chuko light detail. Walnut & cardboard.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Spot On light. White oak and black aluminium tube.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Sleeping lamp. White oak and black aluminium.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Wall E Light. White oak and black aluminium.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Sail Ceiling Light. White oak.
Photo by Gilad Langer, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

Handmade Light by Asaf Weinbroom | Yellowtrace.

Waf table lamp. Ash timber.
Photo by Dan Peretz, courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.

 

Freed from the mass production and factory restrictions, Weinbroom experiments with different techniques, materials and textures. Fascinated with the movement of objects, his idea for the final product always sparks from a mechanism or a joint. This choreography is manifested in all collections – each light is adjustable or has several positioning options.

The end result often blurs the lines between art and design, bringing together the old world craftsmanship with contemporary industrial methods. Extreme love.

 


[Images courtesy of Asaf Weinbroom.]

 

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