The Space Between Space Moon lamp is part of a 5-piece NASA inspired collection by Azmy Anything. It's made from solid sycamore with a solid walnut base inlaid with LEDs. The near-perfect spheres are created using a hand-made lathe (the ‘Moon Maker’), with the craters and canyons carved into the wood using NASA’s photomaps of the lunar surface as a guide. The moon globe is unattached and can completely be lifted free from the base. The use of wood in this piece brings a beautiful, warm, and tangible tactility to something usually perceived as cold, distant, and unobtainable, yet forever fascinating. Each lamp is handmade and the wood pattern may, therefore, vary slightly from images shown. It is supplied with warm white low-energy 12v DC LEDs powered by a standard 12v DC plug that can be disconnected from the walnut base, alongside a simple mini toggle switch (supplied with UK plug).
Azmy Anything is a bespoke design and furniture studio creating custom pieces that satisfyingly solve problems, as well as beautiful objects that are made to order. At the helm is Adam Azmy, part film-maker, part woodworker, part Egyptian, part British. Adam’s love for, in his own words, 'making things almost too complicated' goes back to his childhood fascination with retro-futurism: the constant innovation that came with the Space Race - the testing, learning and building, and the disregard for aesthetics in pursuit of pushing the boundaries of functionality. The accidental beauty of highly functional design, the joy of an object that changes as it’s used or that works in an unexpected way. The result? One-off pieces that are ingeniously designed, brilliantly useful and meticulously made. Adam spent 10 years in the film industry working in visual effects, most notably on blockbusters Gravity and Avatar, which both won a VFX Oscar and BAFTA, and as a director. His current short film doing the festival circuit is Murmurs of a Macrocosm, which uses sounds from space mixed with NASA audio archives. This marriage of meticulous technological detail and creativity carry through into his hand-made creations, too. Finding the best way to incorporate interesting design features that transform them into more than a purely functional piece.