“The Alar line of handcrafted wall, table, ceiling, and floor lamps from the studio of Joshua Howe. While Howeâs furniture is minimal and meditative, his Alar lights have a graceful industrial attitude that evokes both botanical as well as machine-age forms.
At first glance, the fluid, bending stem of the double-stem floor lamp bring to mind nodding flowers. Upon closer inspection, the lamp heads reveal the meticulous workmanship involved: machined industrial steel (w/acid patina), copper tubing details, form a central core securing the bulb, which is encircled by four translucent, etched acrylic wings through which light glows. Every screw hole has been hand-tapped; each lamp head hand-assembledâthe design possesses a dynamic tension created by the feeling that nothing more could be taken away, nothing more added, in these streamlined, cultivated works of art.”