Upcycling Elevated To High Design CP Lighting, May 2019
Christopher Poehlmann has been designing and building innovative modern decorative lighting for his company CP Lighting for nearly three decades. His formative years as a self taught designer gave him an affinity towards found object assemblage — using existing and often cast off items in new and interesting ways, fitting in nicely with the Bricolage movement of the 1980s.
Over the years, Poehlmann has become known as a designer who relentlessly re-invents and re-uses both materials as well as ideas throughout the CP Lighting product line. Up-cycling has always played a strong supporting role in the work, though almost always as an added environmental value as opposed to a primary visual role.