Hugh Altschwager

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Hugh Altschwager
Inkster Maken

Hugh has worked to develop a way to turn the natural material of limestone into various lighting fixtures, with a view to launching a range of products under the label Inkster Maken. Traditionally, Limestone has been used as a common building material for housing due to its thermal qualities and low density. Until now, the composition and natural beauty of this material has not been maximised for a range of more refined potential purposes.  

Hugh has adapted a traditional wood lathe, to invent ways of mounting the stone to the lathe. Coupled with other natural products like timber, the finished product produces a warm, earthly glow not found in other modern lighting fixtures.

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