Solid investment: Designers show their mettle

25 : 08 : 2011 Germany : Turbulent : Solid Copper

Münster, Germany – Designers Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber have designed a lamp made from 10kg of solid copper. The idea is that it will be an object of investment for the owner.

Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber
Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber
Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber Copper lamp by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber

‘[The lamp’s] value will increase proportionally with the rising price of copper. It not only represents a safe investment for the owner, it also fulfills the function of being an object of everyday use,’ says Treindl.

In these turbulent economic times designers are increasingly considering consumer products as long-term investments as well as everyday objects. For more examples of designers exploring different forms of exchange other than money and adding value to their products see LS:N Global’s review of New Designers 2011 and the Scavengers design direction.

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