Commissioned for a property with limited architectural lighting control, these lamps were designed to offer the client flexibility in the light levels and control over the atmosphere created in each room. Material choices were informed by the clients love of the English countryside and passion for sailing. A solid oak base supports an elegant steel and glass framework, encasing a single Squirrel cage bulb. These bulbs themselves were historically used as ships navigation lights due to the expanse of the filament structure; which is beautifully highlighted by the inbuilt touch sensitive dimming facility.
A collaboration with Mustapha Chaouai, one of the artisan leaders from Morocco's first national co-operative Anou, presented an exciting opportunity to create a collection of lanterns designed to embody a unique personal heritage; a combination of weaving a metal work.
Constructed from steel and sabra, a sustainably sourced vegetable silk thread native to Morocco, the forms of the lanterns were directly informed by a single character from the Tifinagh alphabet; Aza, which represents ‘freedom’ and is recognised as the symbol of the Amazigh people.
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A new piece inspired by a desert landscape demanded in-depth understanding of the artist's concept and sensitivity to the overall vision for the piece, combined with an appreciation of logistical constraints of working within a glass house environment. Considered specification of the lighting technology, and uncompromising material selection ensured a spectacular piece was created to maximise the impact of the changing ambient light levels in the space.
An iteration of an existing chandelier was commissioned for temporary installation in a sweeping stairwell location in this early twentieth century mansion. The close proximity of the public, and the structure of the beautiful cupola ceiling informed a design of striking scale and density; suspended beyond the reach of visitors yet with practical consideration of the functional requirements of the piece.
With an open brief to repurpose a number of antique exterior fittings for use as statement interior fixtures, the composition, materials, and condition of these striking pieces were assessed to allow sensitive restoration and refurbishment. Through considered detailing and an appreciation of the inherent symbolic importance of these items; a set of beautiful functional luminaries was bought back to life.
An invitation to create a signature piece for this flagship restaurant allowed the artist to propose a new installation concept for the space. A bespoke ceiling structure was created to support the piece, whilst detailed concept development with engineers and fabricators resulted in the creation of 1800 individually crafted diffusers, in an anodised finished selected for its sensitivity to the timeless detailling of the interior.
Inspired by the multitude of options afforded by the modular design of the original Oak lamp; this collection was developed to allow for fully customised variations on a theme.
Discrete magnetic fixings offer the option of matt white steel framework combined with hand frosted glass panels.
Bare oak is ebonised to create a stunning black grained finish to the base, in contrast to the warm amber glow of the filament.
A polished brass plate adds multiple internal reflections to the clear glass case surrounding the filament bulb, whilst offering a discrete nod to the nautical inspiration for the original design.
All components are fully interchangeable, and material selection is inspired by the vision of the client and the aesthetics of the environment. For enquiries about these lamps please contact us.
The detailled design of a feature installation in the main hall of this Grade II listed property required respectful consideration of key sightlines to the spectacular architectural features in the space. Clear communication with the artist and the wider project team ensured the creation of a stunning ethereal piece, which adhered to the constraints of working within a property of such historical significance.