This is our first blog post and our first Maker Profile - welcome everyone!
Who is the Maker behind Lamps by SPACED?
Dianna Chapman of Lamps by SPACED has combined her love of maps, Melbourne and vintage surveys equipment with her appreciation of the spatial aesthetics to come up with a quirky and very modern furniture piece.
What's in the name?
Lamps by SPACED incorporates the mapping genre and everything spatial.
How did you get to where you are today?
I started Lamps by SPACED out of my love of the Melway. Being a graduate of Geomatic Engineering, I believe that spatial information inspires and evokes a sense of belonging and place. The Melway is something that all Melburnians relate to. It is an icon. And what better way to appreciate an icon than lighting it up!
What do you love about what you do?
I love discovering how many people love maps! It is truly amazing. In our modern lifestyle filled with GPS that tell you where to go, the old fashioned map can not fall by the wayside. All maps tell a story and I love that each one of my laps will mean something special to its owner.
What do you hope happens when you send your works out into the world?
I hope to ignite our passion for place and belonging, and an appreciate of where we are in the world.