We’re not the biggest fan of steampunked designs around LIAS, but when done well it can add a rugged and bespoke aspect to normally banal items. Such is the case with these Machine Lights designed by Frank Buchwald. There are 12 different models in the Machine Lights series, produced in low volume. Each object is unique, manually produced from up to 200 individual parts. Raw steel and brass are burnished by hand, creating a black surface structure with a brownish hue. Special bulbs and light tubes with partially visible filaments allow the Machine Lights to glow mysteriously.

Produced in Berlin, they require at least 4 weeks to manufacture (depending of the model), and range in price from $3,800 to $15,500.

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