May 25IN: NewsINDUSTRIAL DESIGN CATEGORY RUNNERS-UP / RIAAN COETZEE & BRONWYN FURNO We take a look at their entry, Klondyke's, obscure origins. ShareLooking Back to Move ForwardInspired by an intriguing piece of history, Riaan Coetzee and Bronwyn Furno set out to design an industrial lamp reminiscent of the Jablochkoff’s arc lamps, which were used by miners during the time of the Gold Rush Stampede (1897-1899). In the late 1890’s, an estimated 100 000 prospectors migrated to the Klondike region of Alaska in search of gold and fortune and so followed the first large-scale application of Jablochkoff’s arc lamp.From Inspiration to RealisationDrawing inspiration from the equipment used by the Klondike miners in the unrelenting, freezing mountains of the Alaskan terrain, Coetzee and Furno have designed a retro-contemporary spotlight, using wood, PPC cement, and a slow-heating Thomas Edison-inspired bulb.The Klondyke was an obvious choice as a finalist for last year’s PPC Imaginarium Modern Art & Design Awards. We loved how their design breathed new life into a piece of almost forgotten history while remaining extremely stylish.Get your own KlondykeSince getting recognition for their creation at last year’s Imaginarium awards, the Klondyke has gone into commercial production, so that means you can now buy one for yourself. If you would like to buy your very own Klondyke, you can purchase one online here.Feeling Inspired?Maybe instead of buying a lamp, you’re more interested in designing and building your own. Maybe you’re even ready to enter your own creation into this year’s PPC Imaginarium! Get inspired, get busy and enter today. Here is some further inspiration to help you along your creative journey:Take a look at Sturlesi Design's wonderfully minimal exposed bulb concrete lampLearn more about David Knott's captivating Cement Cube lightsFind out how you can make a simple concrete lamp of your very ownRelated ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!