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Vintage-Style Lamp Made From Reclaimed Materials

Vintage-Style Lamp Made From Reclaimed Materials

Vintage themed lamps and objects that artist Cory Barkman (previously) creates, come from a very elaborate process. The stunning design and the beautiful appearance are of course, a big part of the job, but the story of materials used in making these lamps is impressive in itself. Most of the objects used in the construction of these lamps are reclaimed mechanical parts from a scrap yard. Once the idea takes its shape, Cory looks for parts suitable for his lamps or forges a part if it cannot be found.

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The Rocking Chair That Would Not Rock

The Rocking Chair That Would Not Rock

This chair is a concept that artist Cory Barkman has been working on. While the appearance of the chair gives an impression that it would be a rocking chair with an unstable base, it actually is a fixed chair that has been secured properly to a 3/8-inch steel base plate. The seat itself has been covered in Brazilian cow hide, while the back of the chair and the pillow wear leather.

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Industrial Revolution table presents an attractive, rugged style

Industrial Revolution table presents an attractive, rugged style


Industrial Revolution table presents quite a sight, in its style and in its construction. Made by artist Cory Barkman in his classic style, the table has been made out of a selection of re-purposed materials, and some parts fabricated by the artist himself. What gives the table more of an appeal is that it revolves on an industrial-style rail, presenting a very attractive sight. The table rests comfortably at the coffee table height of 22-inches, but it can be hand-cranked to reach a maximum height of 34-inches. Even though it weighs 400 lbs, the table glides easily on its wheels.

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Beautiful lamps crafted from re-purposed materials

Beautiful lamps crafted from re-purposed materials


There is an inherent beauty in the Steampunk-ish old timey lamps from artist Cory Barkman. He has just sent us images of the latest batch of lamps. Like their predecessors, these lamps are made mostly from repurposed materials. Cory starts off work with a design and idea, foraging for exact parts that would blend, work well with the lamps. If the artist is unable to find parts for the meticulously designed lamps, he gets to work forging them by himself.

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Artist uses scrap to create amazing lamps with an old-world feel

Artist uses scrap to create amazing lamps with an old-world feel

Artist Cory Barkman takes inspiration from the bygone era to create his amazing work. His work is reminiscent the time gone past and yet, is fairly contemporary. Amazing as these lamps look, they have been constructed entirely out of scrap. Cory searches for water, air, gas and mechanical parts at the scrap yard, identifying material that could potentially be used. We imagine him sifting through mountains of scrap, looking for the one part that will make the magic happen. Materials are not randomly used for the lamps, each lamp is unique, with its own theme that dictates the selection of parts.

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