Beacon floor lamp

Beacon floor lamp


This floor lamp has two positions allowing it to function as both a standard lamp and an uplighter. When closed it casts light patterns on its surroundings. When open it bounces light off the ceiling for a more ambient effect.

The shade is made from oak, with a brushed aluminium pole, and a stainless steel base. The lights are dimmable via the brass knob mounted at waist height.

  • Hand-engineered limited-edition of 15

  • Oak, aluminium, brass and stainless steel

  • Size of a very thin human (1.7m nominal height)

  • 240V GU10 LED spotlights (optionally 2, 4 or 6)

  • Shade opened using two hands

  • Designed and handmade by Dan Morrison

Inspiration: Tulip, rose, flame, fire, match, clasped hands, mechanical digger, hill-top beacons, slatted architecture

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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 current 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.