3 OF A KIND
Shine a light on a chic corner with one of these illuminating designs
We shed some light on three very different table lamps that take illumination to a whole new level
Designtree ‘Frankie’ lamp
DESIGNERS: Rebecca Asquith and Tim Wigmore The design team formed their Wellington studio in 2011, combining Tim’s craft and design skills with Rebecca’s background in model-making to create pieces both separately and in tandem. The felt and timber ‘Frankie’ lamp is a collaboration, with the components machine-cut and hand-finished by the couple in their studio. “We like the high-tech, low-tech approach, and I think we get more control over the quality by finishing each piece ourselves,” Tim says of their manufacturing process. “The fabric shade is an acoustic felt, so it helps tune the sound of the spaces it goes into. We dig the idea of it performing more than just the task of lighting.” NZ$795, designtree.co.nz.
Daast ‘Gradient’ table lamp
DESIGNERS: Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin From their base in Marrickville, Sydney, this award-winning duo work in materials such as timber, metals and plastics to create furniture, lighting and accessories. The two became friends while studying architecture at UTS before joining forces to set up their fabrication and model-making workshop and subsequently, their design firm. The hand-polished, cast resin ‘Gradient’ lamp was inspired by movement of light within a space, explains Andrew, and named for its appearance. “All of our designs come about through exploration with materials and process,” he says. “This design has varying wall thickness which becomes evident when it is lit up. We like that most of the details and form are hidden and not revealed until the light is turned on.” From $1100, daast.com.au.
Marz Designs ‘Attalos’ table lamp
DESIGNER: Coco Reynolds The Italy and Australia-trained industrial designer established her Bronte, Sydney studio in 2010, and since then has devised beautiful accessories and lighting in a range of materials. “I started working with a lot of FSC-certified timber varieties, but my remit has expanded into metals like bronze and now glass,” she says. ‘Attalos’ has a brass base on which sits a striking oversized bulb. “The design was inspired by Ancient Greek architectural forms, which are precise, ordered and focus on creating a sense of beauty through proportion and balance,” Coco says. “I love how the traditional stone-carving that’s found in fluted columns has been reinterpreted into this contemporary light fixture.” From $549, marzdesigns.com.