Building with light

“Our fixtures are literally born from the destruction of architecture. We celebrate this energy and history in the form and function of our designs,”

–Stickbulb Co-Founder and RUX Founder Russell Greenberg

It is every architect’s dream to build with light. The Stickbulb collection takes this aspiration literally. Sleek wooden beams come in one to six foot lengths and are designed to plug into and out of various steel hardware connectors without tools. The result is a light-up erector set of interchangeable components that allows for unlimited customization and creativity.

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Inspired by a pile of long linear wooden cut-offs in their workshop, RUX designers challenged themselves to develop a truly sustainable lighting system. As a starting point, they only considered designs that could be manufactured locally and affordably within a five mile radius of their New York City office. They chose to use reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods as a primary building material, and sourced energy efficient LED technologies and components. The collection was designed with the least number of parts possible and with connections that make the pieces easy to separate for maintenance, recycling, or reuse.

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Stickbulb was co-founded in 2012 by RUX Founder and Creative Director Russell Greenberg, and Partner Christopher Beardsley.

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Stickbulb’s new Double Boom LED chandelier

New Boom Chandelier

The expressive form of Boom is achieved with minimal elements involving cast-brass joints and linear wooden bulbs to create forms of exploding light. At the centre of the fixture is a singularity of cast-brass joints, elegantly curved to dramatically reflect the geometry of the fixture. Linear wooden bulbs – the essence of all Stickbulb designs – in varying lengths cantilever from the brass core, each one emitting a line of even light in a different direction. The result is an explosion of richly textured wood that casts dynamic patterns of light and shadow.

Download the Stickbulb 2016 catalogue.

Connect with us to learn more about Stickbulb’s custom capabilities. See Stickbulb’s lighting collections on display in our Toronto showroom.