The following project is called “Poetry of Efficiency” and it is very poetic indeed. Created by Tom Strala, this lamp seeks to address the line between hate an love for the new world wave of energy-saving madness. There is more than one sculptural lamp in this project, each one of them being called “Calmares” or, for example, “Calmares I.” Each of these lamps is comprised of several dozen energy-saving florescent tubes, each of them consuming just 24 watts of energy.
In the sculpture “Calmares I,” Strala connects 73 bulbs to construct a sphere of light, one of beauty and futuristic fantasy. The base is composed of white aluminum tubes mounted on a spherical base. Each of these is ended with an Ostram “Circolux” energy-saving bulb, 22 cm in diameter, each emitting the same amount of light as a 150 watt light bulb. Together, the “Calmares I” emits 124,100 lumens of light with only 1,700 watts of power.
Sassy! There are multiples of “Calmares I” and “Calmares II”, each of them available for purchase directly from Strala himself.
Designer: Tom Strala