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Event: Illuminating designs from ReMade Studios at Frogtown Art Walk

August 26, 2010 |  1:08 pm

Threaded Desk Lamp
On Saturday, ReMade Studios, a workshop producing handmade furniture and lighting, hosts an open house during the Frogtown Art Walk. In addition to showcasing the work of metalworker Richard Reyes, photography by Coy Koehler and the art of Eddie Ysais and ReMade co-founder Donna Thasdao Pungprechawat, the show will feature new pieces by ReMade Studios and designs by Gary Ferguson of CaseAndGrain, who has recently been experimenting with charred finishes on reclaimed cedar. 

One highlight: the Threaded Desk Lamp (pictured), created as a collaboration between ReMade founders Pungprechawat and Emette Rivera. Deftly melding old craft techniques with new technology in a piece that references Art Deco and midcentury California studio woodworking, the light has a hand-turned shade made from salvaged wood that sits on a square tube brass frame. 

A web of cotton thread strung through holes drilled into the shade acts as a diffuser for the energy-efficient warm-colored LED lights, creating what Pungprechawat calls "a textured layering and stitching effect that is best seen through the patterns created when the lamps are lit." Versions of the Threaded Desk Lamp, each one unique, will be offered at $300 each.

Frogtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of art spots in the Elysian Valley area of L.A. The walk is from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. ReMade Studios is at 1863 Blake Ave., Suite B, Los Angeles.

-- David A. Keeps

Photos: ReMade Studios