Cool Lights by Ismism Designs

Cool Lights by Ismism Designs

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 19, 2010

If you've been following our Austin posts on Apartment Therapy, you've probably noticed a lot of cool and locally-made products in many of the spaces we profile. A product that recently caught our eye is found at Austin's Snack Bar. If you fell in love with the neat light fixtures in this Mid-Century Modern-inspired restaurant, you're in luck! They're available for purchase.

Jamie Panzer is an artist, whether it's collage art, art installations or graphic design for professional clients. Jamie weaves film found on the internet or given to him by friends---from dramas to comedies to cartoons---into light fixtures like table lamps, pendant lights and more, each one of a kind. Though they look great in the home, Jamie loves working in commercial and site specific applications, like the Snack Bar. Jamie has tons of other ideas for light installations using woven film, and looks forward to working with more architects and interior designers in the future.

To purchase one of Jamie's hand-crafted, woven light fixtures in 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, or Super 8 film (and any dimension you could want), contact him through his website. Some lights are available for purchase at the Austin Museum of Art shop and at the Snack Bar, also. If you're wondering how custom the actual film is used to weave your light, he can only choose from the film he has available at the time (though sometimes you can get lucky, as a Martin Scorsese fan discovered when they got a custom light made out of a Departed trailer). Because each light is a different size, shape and pattern, prices vary, but he's sold small desk lamps at $189.24 and $215.97, and medium table/hanging lamps at $273.41 and $538.02 each. Large shades cost a bit more.

What do you think about Jamie's woven film lampshade lights? If you could have a light fixture made out of the film from any movie, what movie would it be?

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