June 28, 2007

Birch and Willow Handmade Lamps and Sconces

Want to bring the forest into your home? Artist and designer Katherine Ahern of Birch and Willow here in Boston makes one-of-a-kind pendants, sconces, and lamps from bittersweet vines, grapevines, reeds, sea grass, and stones.

cairn3.jpgThe lamps are positively gorgeous, and create almost magical shadows and reflections. Pictured here are Ahern's Roost Pendant Lamp (above) and her Cairn Table Lamp.

Ahern explains Birch and Willow's mission as "Nature illuminated." Her philosophy carries over to an eco-friendly manufacturing process, outlined on the Environment page of the Birch and Willow website.

It includes:

- high levels of recyclable natural materials,
- water-based finishes and adhesives,
- natural patinas,
- natural cleaning products,
- recycled packing materials, and
- in-studio recycling.

Exhale1_S.jpgWe completely approve. And we want the whole collection -- or maybe just a Cairn Lamp for our living room.

"Making objects we love to live with is exhilarating and satisfying. Creating lighting is a very literal way of making our lives brighter and more beautiful." - Katherine Ahern, owner and designer

Available at Birch and Willow (via Daily Candy Boston).

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Posted by Jess Brooks at June 28, 2007 8:27 AM

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