Samuel Wilkinson. Design year: 2014.
Pendant lamp for hardwiring into ceiling. Includes leveling and safety wire.
The glass is fixed blown into a mold and handcrafted. The suspension system is made from powder coated cast metal.
DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
- Materials: Mouth blown glass, powder coated metal suspension, coated safety wire, fabric cord
- Dimensions: 9"Ø; x 9"H
- Light Source: E26 socket, 100 watt max. Bulb not included.
- Cord: 13' white cord and safety cable.
- Canopy: 5.5"Ø white PVC canopy included.
- For indoor use only
Dust with soft dry cloth or wipe with damp cloth using water only and drying thoroughly. Always switch off electricity supply before cleaning.
Blown is Samuel Wilkinson’s first lamp for &tradition. A mouth-blown pendant with a quilted pattern, it comes in two versions: a translucent variant with a silver lustre globe and sandblasted opal white globe. The pendant is fitted with a powder-coated cast metal suspension.
The pendant was conceived as an exploration of the reflections, distortions, and refractions of a light source when surrounded by patterned glass. Wilkinson explains the wide range of inspirations he looked to when developing Blown: “Like with any project, you start with an idea, and then you start looking at the world through a sort of filter. I’ve looked at antique ceramics, old glass pieces, lenses from very old lamps, lighthouses, even a mirrored bottle, just to see the way the light comes off it.” Wilkinson even sought inspiration in seeds and berries - particularly raspberries - for the quilted texture of the glass. Blown makes a statement as a standalone item, but works equally as well in clusters or in succession. The two versions cater to a range of interiors, with the sandblasted variant providing a subtle, sophisticated glow, while the translucent version transforms the space it inhabits with the intricate textures and patterning.