Each raum12 lamp features a tubular shade of veneer, illuminated from within by an energy-saving LED”light source. No two lamps are the same – the waves, whirls and knotholes that reflect the wood’s natural growth entirely unique to each piece of veneer.
The light from inside the lamp enhances the beauty of the veneer, transforming it into a natural work of art that captures attention, and bestows an affect that is at once illuminating, alluring, enchanting, thrilling and calming.
Before production can begin on a raum12 lamp, the two craftsmen carefully choose their materials. In the Schorn &”Groh warehouse they look for especially interesting, vivid, multi-faceted examples of genuine wood veneer.
The lamp makers can choose from among 8 million square metres of veneer and some 130 species of wood from around the world, including a vast selection of figured veneers and exceptional rarities.
At the moment, the wood species used in the production of the lamps are: olive ash burl, birch burl and appled birch, poplar burl, birdseye maple, plane, vavone burl, ash and elm burl. The criteria for the veneer selection – beyond the beauty of the grain – are the translucency of the wood and the size of the veneer leaves.
Schorn & Groh sands each veneer leaf to a thickness of 0.4mm, and applies fleece backing. The veneer known as “fleece’n’flex” is particularly easy to work with because it is exceedingly flexible. A final sanding with fine-grained paper, and treatment with natural linseed oil complete the tube of precious veneer.
The LED”illuminant, specially tailored to the product, provides uniform illumination that, with the help of a dimmer, can create an exciting or relaxing atmosphere.
raum12 veneer lamps are available in both floor or pendant models.