A collaboration with Essenze design store. The brief was to design an innovative pendant or floor lamp that was made primarily from ply-wood.
I was to create an original, inventive and beautifully refined item that represents the best of New Zealand design. It was to be light, elegant and reflect the use of natural materials. My design had to be simple, timeless and reflect my aspiration to be an internationally competitive designer.
The inspiration for the lamp came after buying an old industrial lamp shade from a second hand shop and then realising that I had no where to put it because I have inserted ceiling lights.
I wanted to create a lamp stand that would have no hardwired components and could be interchanged with any lampshade that you may pick up along the way.
The lamp stand is fixed together with lap joints and pins rather than glue and fixings, because of this the stand can be supplied in flatpack form and is easily erected by the end user.