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New York, U.S.A — Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney unveiled on October 3, a line of elegantly-designed, classically-inspired lamps, each created by hand in his New York City studio and fashioned from LEGO bricks.
Featuring five styles in a variety of colors, each lamp comprises approximately 2,500 genuine LEGO bricks and is a one-of-a-kind fit for living rooms, dens and bedrooms – a unique conversation piece for apartments and homes alike. Sean’s lamp was featured in a recent episode of the hit HGTV design show Home By Novogratz.
“As someone who loves interior design, decor and architectural flourishes, I’ve always wanted to create something functional for the home, weaving together my personal design aesthetic and the LEGO brick – my choice of artistic medium,” says Kenney. “These lamps are the result: clean, simple, and modern, and sure to catch the eye in whatever room they’re in.”
Kenney’s lamps are made from LEGO pieces, glued together and built around a metal frame to ensure rigidity, and weighted with a steel base. Each lamp can accommodate up to a 40-watt bulb – energy-efficient compact fluorescent or LED bulbs are recommended – and each features a flat fabric shade to gently diffuse light.
There are five models – the Lexington, Stanton, Mercer, Devoe and Lafayette – and each comes in 10 colors. The lamps can also be personalized upon request. Visithttp://www.seankenney.com/shop/lamps/ for more information.
About the Artist
For more than 30 years, Sean has turned ordinary LEGO bricks into contemporary sculpture, corporate commissions, and personalized gifts for people around the world. Based in New York City, he has created pieces for television, celebrities, tourist attractions, galleries, museums, and companies like Google, Mazda, Nintendo, JP Morgan Chase, and Samsung.
Sean and his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC news, ELLE, Good Morning America, and in numerous documentaries and retrospectives about LEGO, including a recent short on Tumblr’s Storyboard. Sean is also a bestselling author, with a complete line of picturebook building guides for children, including his latest, Amazing ABC. Sean also runs MOCpages.com, a LEGO fan community. In 2005, Sean became the first of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals worldwide, officially recognized by the LEGO Group as a trusted business partner.
Image Courtesy of Jim, the Photographer