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85 Lamps | Manolo for the Home

A Whole Lot of Light

Who else thinks one could easily whip up something very much like Rody Graumans’ 85 Lamps using only things purchased at Home Depot? Because I think as DIY projects for the home and lighting specifically are concerned, this is one of the easiest I’ve seen. Too bad Graumans thought of it first, which is why he gets to charge $3,700 for the thing.

Droog describes 85 Lamps thusly: “This lamp uses only what is necessary to create light: bulbs, wires, connectors. By multiplying these essential elements an opulent chandelier is created. Less and more are united in a single product.”

And here are my thoughts:

Pros: 85 light bulbs equal a whole lot of light!

Cons: 85 light bulbs will generate a whole lot of heat!

Other: So many wires! Say hello to my friend the knot!

4 Responses to “A Whole Lot of Light”

  1. Jessica July 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Not to mention the cost of all those bulbs!! They all go out at the same time that’s no cheap fix!

  2. Pam July 8, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    My first thought was: Frying like a french fry at McDonalds! Pretty warm under there. I do love the look though.

  3. Christa Terry July 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    @Jessica Especially if you put CFLs in there, and then you have to go through the bother of recycling 80+ lights.

    @Pam Exactly! You’d basically be hanging out in the fry warmer. Or in an Easy Bake Oven times 85.

  4. Erin Hardison July 13, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    You’d need some pretty high ceilings (or short cords). Can you imagine banging your head on it? Burn!