Beacon [shine like a...]

Floor lamp (streamlined)* - £2,250
Floor lamp (original design)- £2,750
Table-top lamp - £450

Limited edition of 15

The floor lamp version of this has been designed to operate both as a standard lamp (when closed), casting light patterns on its surroundings, or as an up-lighter (when open), bouncing light off the ceiling for a more ambient effect.

This lamp is 1.7 meters tall and is mounted on a brushed aluminium pole with a concrete and stainless steel base. The lights can be dimmed by adjusting the brass knob mounted at hand height.

The table-top version is a smaller, streamlined version of the floor lamp. It stands 60cm tall and operates in the closed position.

Background

This design process began with thoughts of a single stemmed flower such as a tulip or red rose. This was overlaid with ideas of an upright burning match and engineered to open up like a flower or two unclasping hands.

The streamlined version of the floor lamp uses two (or more) upward pointing spotlights to illuminate a central orb, giving it the look of a planet, oyster or jewel. 

The original version uses six upward pointing spotlights which are mounted on industrial springs and wrapped in hand-beaten copper sheets giving echoes of stamen in a flower, or flowers within a flame. The gold wires that feed these spotlights have been left visible and interwoven like vines channelling the light up the stem.

The simpler table-top lamp uses a single Edison filament bulb mounted on the top of the aluminium pole to position it centrally in the wooden slatted shade.

Specification

  • Limited edition of 15

  • Six fully dimmable 7 Watt GU10 LED bulbs (floor lamp)

  • Single B22 LED filament bulb (table lamp)

  • 240V 50Hz mains powered

  • Materials are oak wood, aluminium, stainless steel, concrete, burnished copper and brass.

  • Height: Floor lamp - 1.7 meters; Table-top lamp - 60cm

  • Designed and handmade by Dan Morrison

  • Made to order, 3-6 weeks lead time

The six very bright LED spotlights used in the original floor lamp give out a lot of light, particularly in its open 'uplighter' position, whilst using very little electricity. These are fully dimmable via the brass dial.

* The Streamlined version is the one that you may have seen at the October shows.

To discuss ordering a Beacon lamp, or to find out more, please email Dan at dan@blottworks.com