Tarukaisen is assembled almost entirely from recycled materials. The bottle used in this lamp once held sake. Named after the barrel vessel that transported sake during the Edo period, Tarukaisen represents the desire to remake an object that while disused, still maintains its functionality: a container for liquid is now a container for light. 

Dimensions: W. 6.2cm, D. 6.2cm, H. 29cm

Materials: Reclaimed White Oak, glass bottle, electronic transformer, 12v20w halogen bulb.

Photos: Alan Hamilton