London designer Samuel Wilkinson created these mouth-blown glass lamps specifically to house the Plumen 001 low-energy light bulbs released by Hulger last month (see our earlier story).
Called Vessel Series 01-03, the designs produced by British brand Decode feature three different cuts, allowing them to be suspended or laid on a table.
The product was launched at The Tramshed and 100% Design during the London Design Festival last month.
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The text that follows is from Wilkinson:
Vessel Series 01-03 by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode
Samuel Wilkinson presents his new Vessel series under Decode’s ‘Exclusive’ label. The series consists of three mouth blown forms cut across individual angles. Each looks to celebrate the bulb from a different perspective. The designs were produced specifically to complement the flowing forms of the recently launched Plumen 001, which Wilkinson designed with Hulger.
When illuminated the glass tint mutes the light without hiding the form and produces an unexpected irregular reflection that appears holographic.
The outer wall of the Vessels is pierced by a fluid machined aluminium form which holds the bulb in the centre of the volumes. Every piece is totally unique as they are all mouth blown by eye, without a mould, by a local master craftsman.
Of the three variations two can be either hung as a pendant or placed on a flat surface as a floor or table light. The angle cut form references the traditional type of ‘impossible bottle’ (ship in a bottle).
The series was previewed at 100% design and the Tramshed 2010. One variant has been donated to the Shoreditch Ball’s charity auction on October 15th conducted by Sotheby’s auctioneer Adrian Biddell. The design has been nominated for Best British Design 2010.
Samuel Wilkinson is an Industrial designer based in London. He has worked for several leading consultancies before setting up his own studio in 2007 where he continues to develop new projects. In 2008 Wilkinson completed his largest work, co- designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was the first of a few large projects to be completed as part of re- generation of an old industrial area, Le Flon. The work consists of a 16m sculptural metal tree surrounded by root benches.