Aero is a collection of five lighting products that were created from old aluminum aerospace pieces, and wood from the walnut tree. Crafted by designer and motion-graphics master Alper Nakri, this pairing represents the magnificence of the universe and mother earth. Above all, it is an exploration of the pertinent themes of ‘reuse and repurpose’. Aero’s signature elements were all produced by Lockheed Missiles, Space and Propulsion Company in California, and later sold to junkyards in the Burbank area when Lockheed closed in 1970. With Aero, Nakri also unleashes our imagination– Maybe, he leads you to wonder, one of the zinc chromate aerospace pieces used in these lamps had landed on the moon, as part of the rocket it once belonged to.
Designer: Alper Nakli