Floodlight by Nieuwe Heren

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.

Sketches of the light and concrete base

Fixating wooden elements with ratchet tie

Measuring distance revolving arm

Moment overview

Improvised saw table

Attached screw thread

Simulating desired height concrete base

Electric wiring

Lights on!

Sketch of concrete base

Wooden mold for the concrete base

Deburring metal pin for the center of the cast concrete

Stirring concrete

And the waiting begins

First (inferior) cast

Different bulbs

Almost finished!

Finished show model

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.