This month’s Deconstruction comes from Nieuwe Heren, the duo of Tim Smit and Erik de Nijs. They’re sharing the making of their Floodlight.

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Sketches of the light and concrete base

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Fixating wooden elements with ratchet tie

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Measuring distance revolving arm

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Moment overview

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Improvised saw table

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Attached screw thread

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Simulating desired height concrete base

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Electric wiring

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Lights on!

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Sketch of concrete base

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Wooden mold for the concrete base

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Deburring metal pin for the center of the cast concrete

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Stirring concrete

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

And the waiting begins

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

First (inferior) cast

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Different bulbs

Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren in main home furnishings  Category

Almost finished!

Finished show model

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