Sergio Mendoza helps organize workshops at Domaine de Boibuchet in southwestern France, a lovely country estate where artists, architects, and designers congregate and offer classes in the summer. Mendoza got the design bug himself and one set of his works is this series of SMP Lamps made from the shavings of fruit containers delivered to the estate every day.
Fruit and vegetable crates are repurposed at Domaine de Boibuchet: © Sergio Mendoza
The SMP lamps, despite looking like the worst hair day you could ever have, are most adorable in the chaotic way they seem to be put together. Mendoza claims they can be put together with basic materials and any scraps of wood or found materials in as little as sixty minutes.
They're so charming just the way they are in bare bones naked sliced
wood, but dabs of paint or a bit of decoupage would be fun too. Oh, and don't missed the repurposed coffee cup lamp.
SMP Lamps: © Sergio Mendoza SMP floor lamp: © Sergio Mendoza
If you'd like to make your own, here are Mendoza's concept sketches for the SMP series of lamps. Perhaps you can use them as a guide. Concept sketches for the SMP family of lamps: © Sergio Mendoza sources: Designboom, Sergio Mendoza