The vintage art pieces are created from different old fixtures that were in use years ago. Each piece has a different story to tell.
Tomer brings back to life the fixtures by lighting them, visualizing and simulating their original use for the imagination of the viewers. The light fixtures are extraordinary and there is only one piece of each one.
With this unique piece of art, Tomer has recreated a childhood memory using an oil heater, similar to the one that was at his parents house when he was a child.
This light fixture brings back that warm and secure feeling of sitting with his family around the heater on cold nights.
Notice the "Balance", a piece of art in which Tomer wanted to emphasize the balance between cleanliness, luxury and positive energy.
Tomer achieved this perfect balance using an old scale.
The white color gives it a pure and clean look.
The copper bowl with the crystals symbolizes luxury.
The light coming in from between the crystal stones transmits calmness and positive energy.
This old scale was used for weighing fruits and vegetables in the market, a place that is full of life's, sounds, smells and colors. Tomer transformed the scale into a fixture that spreads light where life was colorful. He added cork shell fragments for a warm atmosphere.
In the next creation Tomer was looking for a fixture that transmits intimacy.
He found it in an old primus stove that was used for cooking and heating in camping, where small groups of people meet for an intimate social gathering.
The "Primus" light fixture creates an atmosphere of closeness.
This old Gramophone has been used to play music that came out of its horn, and spread into the room for desired ears. It was transformed to a fixture that spreads light for the eyes of art lovers. The light that comes out of the horn visualizes the sounds that were spread into the air.
The "Light Bowl" creation was used as a food bowl. Tomer thought that Its unique shape and colors of copper and silver metal will give it a fine look as a light fixture.
There are materials that when you change their angle or flip them upside down, like in magic, they look completely different.
The "Light Drop" creation is a combination of heat and cold that creates the right temperature for warm and cozy lighting. The copper color of the pipes symbolizes heat, the silver color of the water tap symbolizes cold and the bulb cover that comes out of the tap resembles the mix between the two of them ; both hot and cold.
The "Nobel" piece is an old blowtorch that was used for working with metal. It has a rough look and its work was hard and difficult. Tomer transformed it into a light fixture by installing an Edison bulb, in order to visualize the flame that came out from it and to keep its tough look.
The "Globus" light fixture brings a nostalgic atmosphere into our modern life style.
The presence of an old oil lamp as a lighting fixture in a modern environment creates a contrast that emphasizes the lamp.
When Tomer saw the 8 Millimeter projector in a vintage market he decided to purchase it in order to preserve its original use in a different way. He transformed it into a lighting fixture. He created a sense of a lasting film screening by installing an Edison bulb in place of the projector lens, where light comes out and screens the films' pictures.
"Three Drops" creation is an illustration of materials' transformation as they were changed into a piece of art. It looks like this old water tap was frozen in time and the water drops changed into drops of light forever.
This very old and unique candlestick was offered for sale in a vintage market.
Tomer saw the hidden potential of the candlestick to become an exceptional
light fixture. He added a ring covered with crystal stones that preserves its aged look.
This Old Kerosene heater transmits the atmosphere of warmth in addition to soft and pleasant light.
The light that passes through the wavy glass gives the illusion of a live flame that succeeds in transmitting the original look of the heater.
"When I hold the basic and natural materials in my hands, just as I do in my profession as a hair stylist, I can anticipate the final artistic results. The satisfaction of such an endeavor stimulates me to create more and more"
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