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Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

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Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy 'bespoke' lighting installations. Whether you find them magnetic or repellent—or, most likely, a seductive mixture of the two—you won't soon forget her Rat Lamp or Squirrel Wall Lights, both of which debuted at The Future Perfect in New York during ICFF.

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  Randall's Squirrel Wall Lamp debuted at The Future Perfect in New York at ICFF last spring.
    Randall's Squirrel Wall Lamp debuted at The Future Perfect in New York at ICFF last spring.
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  Another view of the Squirrel Lamp.
    Another view of the Squirrel Lamp.
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  The Gramophone Chandelier, made from antique brass horns and available in custom sizes. Photo by Claire Rosen.
    The Gramophone Chandelier, made from antique brass horns and available in custom sizes. Photo by Claire Rosen.
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  A closer look at the Gramophone Chandelier.
    A closer look at the Gramophone Chandelier.
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  The Circular Chain Chandelier is made from over 100 meters of chain, with a salvaged copper ships' lamp in the center.
    The Circular Chain Chandelier is made from over 100 meters of chain, with a salvaged copper ships' lamp in the center.
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  Of the Taxidermy Squirrel Lights, Randall writes: "The grey squirrel is yet another display of the devastation caused by humans introducing an alien species to our already sensitive ecosystem." Photo by Claire Rosen.
    Of the Taxidermy Squirrel Lights, Randall writes: "The grey squirrel is yet another display of the devastation caused by humans introducing an alien species to our already sensitive ecosystem." Photo by Claire Rosen.
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  Here's the notorious Rat Swarm Desk Lamp, which also debuted at ICFF last spring.
    Here's the notorious Rat Swarm Desk Lamp, which also debuted at ICFF last spring.
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  Randall created these Pigeon Pendants for a store in East London, as a way of celebrating the birds' under-appreciated beauty: the shimmering green and purple on their neck, the thousands of minute feathers on the underside of their wings and tail, and the camouflaging stripes along their backs. Photo by Claire Rosen.
    Randall created these Pigeon Pendants for a store in East London, as a way of celebrating the birds' under-appreciated beauty: the shimmering green and purple on their neck, the thousands of minute feathers on the underside of their wings and tail, and the camouflaging stripes along their backs. Photo by Claire Rosen.
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  A single Pigeon Pendant.
    A single Pigeon Pendant.
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  Here's the Partridge Dance Chandelier, surrounded by hounds. Photo by Claire Rosen.
    Here's the Partridge Dance Chandelier, surrounded by hounds. Photo by Claire Rosen.
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  Here's a table lamp made from a flurry of 50 butterflies, hovering above a pesticide canister.
    Here's a table lamp made from a flurry of 50 butterflies, hovering above a pesticide canister.
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  The Sanctuary Chandelier incorporates an original, solid brass church light from the 19th Century, in a neo-gothic style. Photo by Claire Rosen.
    The Sanctuary Chandelier incorporates an original, solid brass church light from the 19th Century, in a neo-gothic style. Photo by Claire Rosen.
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  This light is made from a rusty old tea chest that Randall discovered in a warehouse in Devon. "The idea for these pieces came from the unpeeling of an orange," says Randall. "It just goes to show you never know where or when inspiration will strike."
    This light is made from a rusty old tea chest that Randall discovered in a warehouse in Devon. "The idea for these pieces came from the unpeeling of an orange," says Randall. "It just goes to show you never know where or when inspiration will strike."

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