Our own Greg Ball, and design partner Shoko Cesar, have been invited to show the Hoodoo lamp (new "blue" version above) in the upcoming "Prototype" exhibit at the Toronto Interior design show in February 2006. The lamp was inspired by the pinnacle-shaped formations found in the prairies of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. "The organic, topographic layers of coroplast, a corrugated plastic sheet material, subtly suggest varied tiers of the Earth's natural sediment. The lamps make use of fluorescent light, emitting an eerie glow, and appear as a soft translucent wood when turned off.". Hoodoo lamps stand 4 feet tall. It's part of a collection that includes a coat rack that "mimics the sculptural formations created by natural erosion and wind in the coulees of the prairies" and a bottle opener, FISH, inspired by giant fish fossils found in The North Saskatchewan River.
Hoodoo coatrack. "The outlines of this product mimic the sculptural formations created by natural erosion and wind in the coulees of the prairies. These formations are known to the regions as the "HooDoos". The HooDoo rack is the first product designed for the HooDooSHo series.".
FISH bottle opener. "Inspired by the giant fish fossils found in The North Saskatchewan River, and the Goldeye species found in quiet, slow-moving waters in large rivers and lakes of Alberta. This prehistoric looking species is found in Alberta rivers and spawns in Lake Winnipeg.".