It is apparent that the founders of Propellor have a "joie de vivre", expressing a multitude of interests and a profound respect for the natural world.
Their creativity is not limited by using eco conscious materials, instead it seems the challenge has helped push their designs to a higher artistic level. The company dabbles in practically all realms of designs, seizing opportunities to participate in projects that stimulate their creative appetites.
The Mycologic light above (and below) showcases the company’s unique take on what others may simply consider a modern interpretation of a chandelier. From Propellor’s perspective, it represents the mycelial networks that spawn from mushrooms. The piece is crafted from solid walnut and lit with light emitting diodes (LED).
[Photo via Enlighter Magazine]
[photo via Come up to my room]
Many people believe LED lighting is "the lighting of the future". They are increasingly being used in domestic lighting and are becoming much less expensive . LED’s give off hardly any heat, consume a mere 3 watts to produce as much light as an incandescent bulb, and last for periods between 50,000 and 100,000 hours.
[Photo via Design Gush]
[Photo via Design Gush]
The Meridian light above is accentuated by movement. Its organic shape relates to many natural elements including: the sun and the planets which revolve around it and the paths of electrons around a nucleus. This piece creates an interesting focal point on its own or grouped with several lights. The Meridian light comes in materials such as Walnut & Birch veneer, materials which are sourced locally and formaldehyde free. This lighting is also available in Ecoresin which is Green Guard certified, contains 40% post-industrial recycled material and comes in a multitude of colours.
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The Pomegranate chandelier above is available in a plethora of colours and is composed of Capiz shell, a natural resource found in abundance in the Philippines.
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Propellor’s designs stimulate intrigue and create conversations revolving around topics like: ecology, inspired use of natural materials, and overall impact of these works of art. Pieces like the "Range" evoke nostalgia for anyone who has ever visited the landscapes of Western Canada. The Range is sculpted from basalt and gypsum cement, housed in a solid black walnut case and lit with LED lights.
[Photo via Propellor Design]
Undoubtedly Propellor offers custom works of art which bring an element of nature into any design, however their products also contribute towards earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points. Respecting the 3Rs, renew, recycle and reclaim, Propellor utilizes materials including ecoresin, bamboo, reclaimed douglas fir and vintage glass, combined with natural and non toxic finishes. Fortunately non toxic finishes such as 0 VOC paints and formaldehyde free wood are becoming standard on the market and with the growing demand for eco conscious materials suppliers such as RONA Eco can offer competitive prices, making it affordable and convenient to create healthier, and beautiful, homes.