Maker: Pair, LLC
Hello. Meet Vasara. Our team deconstructed a piano action that was found at a local reuse salvage market, we repurposed it into three beautifully unique light fixtures. While creating my light it was important to me that I celebrated the mechanism within the piano that it was built from. This was done by keeping the hammers taken from the piano action intact and layering them in a radial repetitive pattern.
I weaved the hammers together using copper wire, an homage to the wrapped copper found surrounding most piano wire. The felt pads that you see projecting outwards are a critical piece to both the piano and this light fixture. In a piano these felt pads gradually decrease in size as they move towards one side of the keyboard, in a similar way the pads gradually change in size as they revolve around the bulb.
By building a strong relationship between the piano mechanism and my light fixture, I hope to invoke powerful and profound emotions similar to the impact a piano makes.